Fond"ness, n.


The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.


Fondness it were for any, being free, To covet fetters, though they golden be. Spenser.


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. Addison.

Syn.- Attachment; affection; love; kindness.


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