American English

Definition of loving adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1feeling or showing love and affection for someone or something synonym affectionate, tender a warm and loving family She chose the present with loving care.
  2. 2-loving (in adjectives) enjoying the object or activity mentioned fun-loving young people
adverb He gazed lovingly at his children. The house has been lovingly restored.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: loving