Definition of fondly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fondly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈfɒndli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːndli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a way that shows great affection synonym affectionately He looked at her fondly. I fondly remember my first job as a reporter. She is still fondly remembered by her former students.
  2. 2in a way that shows hope that is not reasonable or realistic I fondly imagined that you cared for me.
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