- feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances.
Origin of loving
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Related Wordssympathy, kindness, gentleness, warmth, compassion, sensitivity, goodness, affection, love, benevolence, courtesy, fondness, friendship, lovingness, weakness, fancy, romance, passion
Examples from the Web for lovingness
I seem to know the very deeps of her lovingness—and understand her.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim
Frances Hodgson Burnett
But to have bound him with his own lovingness, to have slain him with his own sweetness, this was a cruel thought.Missy
Miriam Coles Harris
It is pleasant to turn back to Bernards lovingness and mercy.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
This is a good sign of the humility and lovingness of your spirit: how is the test borne?The Young Lady's Mentor
I have no wisdom of my own, no strength of mind of my own, no goodness of my own, no lovingness of my own.Sermons on National Subjects
- feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection
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Word Origin and History for lovingness
Old English lufenda (see love (v.)). Loving cup is attested from 1808. Lovingkindness was Coverdale's word.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with lovingness
see tender loving care.
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