affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)
having or displaying warmth or affection
"affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
adoring, doting, fond(adj)
extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
"adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
(followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
"fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"
absurd or silly because unlikely
"fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.
accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed
adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike
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How to use fond in a sentence?
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.
No, I actually don’t miss playing Walter White, the reason is, because it was such a complete experience for me. It was a very rich, rewarding beginning, middle and end. We came to a conclusion and we laughed and we cried and we hugged each other and we went our separate ways … I ’d like to just have it left in that kind of fond memory, as opposed to reopen something.
The role was life-changing for sure, it gave me a 40-year career, so I have nothing but fond memories.
Its lovely now that the mania is not so intense, people come up (to me) and just have very fond memories of it. Its a really sweet thing. I think the only scary part was right in the thick of it all, when it was very, very intense. Now the intensity has died down and its just very warm memories.
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- любящ, основа, обичам, нежен, наивенBulgarian
- milující, mít náklonnost, mít rád, mít slabost proCzech
- aparte, kunne lide, øm, eksotisk, kærlig, glad, eftergivendeDanish
- gern haben, hängen an, mögen, liebenGerman
- querer, tener cariñoSpanish
- armastama, üle uhke olema, kalliks pidamaEstonian
- épris, tenir àFrench
- is math leScottish Gaelic
- chochear, ter cariño, derreterGalician
- engedékeny, gyengéd, szível, szeretőHungarian
- piacere, affezionarsi, volere beneItalian
- 気に入る, 好くJapanese
- matareka, mateohaMāori
- insensato, precipitado, imprudente, carinhoso, tolerante, afeiçoado, indulgente, complacente, tolo, meigo, carinhoPortuguese
- нежный, любить, любящий, нравитьсяRussian
- tycka om, hålla avSwedish
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