"fondness" in the noun sense
1. fondness, fancy, partiality
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
"she had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less"
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"
3. affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth
a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
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