Fondness appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- Yaks send no fleets to help Miss Kay stir a war… it’s yaks’ simple hot steel fondness, Kay.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fondness:
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Definition of the noun fondness
What does fondness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: fondnesses
- a predisposition to like something
- a positive feeling of liking
- lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
- synonyms of fondness: affection / affectionateness / heart / philia / tenderness / warmheartedness / warmness
- more generic word: feeling = the experiencing of affective and emotional states
- more specific terms:
- a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of fondness: affectionateness / lovingness / warmth
- more generic words: emotionalism / emotionality = emotional nature or quality
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the noun fondness
- the quality of being fond
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for fondness
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Hierophantic Landscapes (2011)
Lighting Up Chalice Well, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, the Rondanes, and Oaxaca by Richard Leviton
Fondness is a heart quality on the journey towards bliss. You bring up a feeling of unconditional, unqualified love and focus it upon the Blazing Star. From the Ofanim's viewpoint, fondness is the outskirts, our rumor perhaps, ofthe fullness ...
Factions' Fictions (1991)
Ideological Closure in Swift's Satire by Daniel Eilon
Fondness is a domestic emotion that values itself on its warmth of spirit but never extends this generosity beyond the familiar circle. Private affections of this kind are almost entirely proscribed within the emotional spectrum of Swift's prose.
by Louisa Pansegrouw
susceptibility, taste, tenderness, warmness, weakness fondness for weakness fondness for women philogyny fondness of travelling wanderlust fond of partial fond of books literary fond of chatting chatty fond of company gregarious fond of ...
Irish English Dictionary (1904)
by Patrick Stephen Dinneen
mildness, kindness, fondness. Ceanétta, indcc. a., kind, mild, lovin , fond, entle, seelnly, amiable, agreea 1e. Cesnsr'ncit, 4511.4, a., kind, mild, gentle, fond, loving, ...
A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie
mania fondness, enthusiasm for (1): fondness for males.] Excessive desire by a woman for sexual activity and pleasure. See aphrodisia, erotomania, nymphomania, anduteromania. Cf. androphobia ...
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- Fondness Falls
Photo credit: Kyle Watson Photography
- Fondness for Sweets
This Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus) loves her visits to The Sweet Factory! Not a bad job really, hanging out around flowers and buds all day sipping nectar. Or even harvesting honeydew from aphids! This species does not sting but can bite if you are rude or ironic towards them. The workers are all female! The short-lived males are rare and only used by the queen for reproduction. This ant was photographed, appropriately enough, at Sweetbay Natural Area and is on the bud of a native sleepy hibiscus (Hibiscus furcellatus).
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- An inordinate fondness of beetles
Photo credit: Arenamontanus
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Scrabble value of F4O1N1D2N1E1S1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine