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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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Definition of the noun fondness

What does fondness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fondnesses

  1. a predisposition to like something
    • example: he had a fondness for whiskey
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of fondness: fancy / partiality
    • more generic word: liking = a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
  2. a positive feeling of liking
  3. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

Alternative definition of the noun fondness


  1. the quality of being fond

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for fondness

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Google previewHierophantic 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 ...

Google previewFactions' 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.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

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 ...

Google previewIrish 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, ...

Google previewWorld Dictionary of Foreign Expressions (1999)

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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No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold. (Vladimir Mayakovsky)
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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.

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