Definition of fondness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɒndnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːndnəs//
    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1fondness (for somebody) a feeling of affection for somebody, especially somebody you have known for a long time He will be remembered by the staff with great fondness.
  2. 2fondness (for somebody/something) pleasure or enjoyment, especially from something you have liked or enjoyed for a long time a fondness for animals It was her father’s fondness for drink that brought about the break-up of her parents’ marriage.