The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.
Fondness it were for any, being free,
To covet fetters, though they golden be.
Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.
My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee.
Syn.- Attachment; affection; love; kindness.
© Webster 1913.