fondness [fond-nis] SynonymsExamplesWord Originnoun
- the state or quality of being fond.
- tenderness or affection.
- doting affection.
- a liking or weakness for something: He has a fondness for sweets.
- Archaic. complacent credulity; foolishness.
Origin of fondness Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fond1, -ness Related formsself-fond·ness, nounSynonyms for fondness 4. predilection, partiality, preference. Related Words for fondness penchant, affection, tenderness, preference, predilection, devotion, susceptibility, love, weakness, fancy, partiality, attachment, kindness Examples from the Web for fondness Contemporary Examples of fondness
He’s watching it because of his fondness for Bergman and because, he says, “She’ll be nervous about my opinion.”
December 13, 2014
I have a fuzzy memory of fondness for the beach when I was young.
P. J. O’Rourke
July 27, 2014
That, plus the Moravian fondness for documenting everything, gives Salem its claim to the first-ever Fourth of July celebration.
Linda C. Brinson
July 4, 2014
Rivera was dressed—thank heavens, given his fondness for naked selfies—in a summery tan suit.
June 19, 2014
Alexander Iolas is described as a theatrical man with a fondness for fur coats and an extraordinary eye for talent.
March 7, 2014
Historical Examples of fondness
She had a fondness and admiration for this child and her audacity.
I am fonder of you than any other man I know, but it is the fondness of long friendship.
Jessie Graham Flower
For once, he had expressed that fondness in a primitive fashion, and he was glad.
Sia looked steadily at the girl, and a fondness for her grew in his heart.
And the Jews, when they left Egypt, looked back with fondness to these delicacies.
Word Origin and History for fondness n.