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adjective fond pronunciation in British English /fɒnd/
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adjectivefond
comparativefonder
superlativefondest
  1. 1
    liking and caring about someone very much, especially as a result of knowing them well or for a long time
    fond of: I was very fond of my Uncle Jim.
    Are you fond of children?
    1. a.
      [usually before noun] loving
      a fond father
      a fond embrace (=holding someone you love close to you)
      a fond farewell (=goodbye): She bade a fond farewell to her parents and sister.
  2. 2
    getting enjoyment and satisfaction from something, especially often or over a long time
    fond of: fond of music/poetry
    fond of doing something: Anita is fond of playing the piano.
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fondness

noun [uncountable]
his fondness for fast cars

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