Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fondness

3 senses of fondness

Sense 1
fondness, fancy, partiality -- (a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey")
       => liking -- (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin")

Sense 2
affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia -- (a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 3
affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth -- (a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love)
       => emotionality, emotionalism -- (emotional nature or quality)

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