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fond

fond

 
 
pronunciation:
fand
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having or expressing tender or loving feelings.
He has fond memories of his grandparents.
synonyms:
affectionate, loving, tender
similar words:
adoring, warm
definition 2: having an affection or taste for.
I am fond of chocolate.
synonyms:
partial to
similar words:
addicted to, crazy about, hooked on
Word History
When you say you are fond of someone, you mean that you like or have tender feelings toward that person. But the word "fond" comes from an early English word that means "to be foolish." In the 1500s, it could also mean "foolishly tender." What do being fond of someone and being foolish have to do with each other?
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