1. a predisposition to like something (Freq. 3)

he had a fondness for whiskey

Syn: ↑fancy, ↑partiality
Derivationally related forms: ↑fancy (for: ↑fancy), ↑fond
Hypernyms: ↑liking
2. a positive feeling of liking

he had trouble expressing the affection he felt


the child won everyone's heart


the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

Derivationally related forms: ↑warmhearted (for: ↑warmheartedness), ↑warm (for: ↑warmness), ↑hearty (for: ↑heart), ↑tender (for: ↑tenderness), ↑fond, ↑affectionate (for: ↑affectionateness)
Hypernyms: ↑feeling
Hyponyms: ↑attachment, ↑fond regard, ↑protectiveness, ↑regard, ↑respect, ↑soft spot
3. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
Syn: ↑affectionateness, ↑lovingness, ↑warmth
Derivationally related forms: ↑loving (for: ↑lovingness), ↑fond, ↑affectionate (for: ↑affectionateness)
Hypernyms: ↑emotionality, ↑emotionalism
Hyponyms: ↑tenderness, ↑uxoriousness

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