Meaning of fondness

fond•ness

Pronunciation: (fond'nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being fond.
  2. tenderness or affection.
  3. doting affection.
  4. a liking or weakness for something: He has a fondness for sweets.
  5. complacent credulity; foolishness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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