loving

[ luhv-ing ]
/ ˈlʌv ɪŋ /

adjective

feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances.

Nearby words

  1. lovesick,
  2. lovesome,
  3. lovestruck,
  4. lovey,
  5. lovey-dovey,
  6. loving cup,
  7. loving-kindness,
  8. lovingest,
  9. lovingly,
  10. low

Origin of loving

before 1000; Middle English lovyng; replacing Middle English lovende, Old English lufiende. See love, -ing2

Related formslov·ing·ly, adverblov·ing·ness, nounnon·lov·ing, adjectiveun·lov·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unloving

unloving

/ (ʌnˈlʌvɪŋ) /

adjective

not feeling or showing love and affection

loving

/ (ˈlʌvɪŋ) /

adjective

feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection
Derived Formslovingly, adverblovingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unloving

loving

Old English lufenda (see love (v.)). Loving cup is attested from 1808. Lovingkindness was Coverdale's word.

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Idioms and Phrases with unloving

loving

see tender loving care.

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