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Synonyms for fond
fɒnd; Fr. fɔ̃fond

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. fond

    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.

    Synonyms:
    accessible, affable, affectionate, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    Antonyms:
    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fond

    Synonyms:
    loving, attached, affectionate, foolish, silly, weak, doting, empty, enamored, devoted

    Antonyms:
    unloving, averse, unaffectionate, strong-minded, austere, rational, well-grounded, sensible, undemonstrative

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warmadjective

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

    Synonyms:
    crank, tender, sensitive, adoring, partial(p), doting, untoughened, fond(p), raw, quick, lovesome, ardent, warm, tippy, cranky, sore, affectionate, strong

    Antonyms:
    disinclined, unloving, wise

  2. adoring, doting, fondadjective

    extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

    "adoring grandparents"; "deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"

    Synonyms:
    tender, adoring, worshipful, warm, lovesome, doting, partial(p), fond(p), affectionate

    Antonyms:
    unloving, disinclined, wise

  3. fond(p), partial(p)adjective

    (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

    "fond of chocolate"; "partial to horror movies"

    Antonyms:
    unloving, disinclined, wise

  4. fondadjective

    absurd or silly because unlikely

    "fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies"

    Synonyms:
    tender, adoring, lovesome, warm, doting, partial(p), fond(p), affectionate

    Antonyms:
    disinclined, wise, unloving

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fondadjective

    Synonyms:
    doting, over-affectionate, foolishly loving, excessively tender

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. fondadjective

    Synonyms:
    indulgent, over-affectionate, doting, affectionate, loving, baseless, vain, unfounded

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fond":

    merits, bottom, amateur

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How to use fond in a sentence?

  1. Armstrong Williams:

    Mr. Trump should be nervous, and actually, desperate, a month ago, he had a double-digit lead over Dr. Carson in South Carolina. Dr. Carson is now leading 28-27. He's closing the gaps. Mr. Trump is fond of saying that when somebody, he attacks, the numbers go down. He has not figured out how to deal with Dr. Carson.

  2. Ogden Nash:

    People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.

  3. Robert E. Lee:

    It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.

  4. Cheryl Ladd:

    The role was life-changing for sure, it gave me a 40-year career, so I have nothing but fond memories.

  5. Douglas Gerald:

    Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half- way to meet it.


Translations for fond

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  • مغرمArabic
  • основа, любящ, обичам, нежен, наивенBulgarian
  • milující, mít náklonnost, mít rád, mít slabost proCzech
  • eftergivende, glad, kærlig, eksotisk, øm, kunne lide, aparteDanish
  • lieben, hängen an, mögen, gern habenGerman
  • querer, tener cariñoSpanish
  • kalliks pidama, armastama, üle uhke olemaEstonian
  • tenir à, éprisFrench
  • is math leScottish Gaelic
  • ter cariño, derreter, chochearGalician
  • engedékeny, szível, gyengéd, szeretőHungarian
  • volere bene, affezionarsi, piacereItalian
  • 好く, 気に入るJapanese
  • mateoha, matarekaMāori
  • lubićPolish
  • indulgente, complacente, afeiçoado, tolo, precipitado, insensato, meigo, tolerante, carinho, carinhoso, imprudentePortuguese
  • любить, нежный, нравиться, любящийRussian
  • tycka om, hålla avSwedish
  • düşkünTurkish
  • luyếnVietnamese

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