[fond-lee] /ˈfɒnd li/
in a manner; lovingly or affectionately:
He looked fondly at his child.
Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly.
mid-14c., “foolishly,” from fond + -ly (2). Meaning “affectionately” is from 1590s.
[fond-nis] /ˈfɒnd nɪs/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. tenderness or affection. 3. doting affection. 4. a liking or weakness for something: He has a fondness for sweets. 5. Archaic. complacent credulity; foolishness. n. late 14c., from fond + -ness.
[fond; French fawn] /fɒnd; French fɔ̃/ noun, plural fonds [fondz; French fawn] /fɒndz; French fɔ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. a background or groundwork, especially of lace. 2. Obsolete. ; stock. /fɒnd/ adjective 1. (postpositive) foll by of. predisposed (to); having a liking (for) 2. loving; tender: a fond embrace 3. indulgent; doting: a fond mother 4. […]
[fon-doo, -dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo for 1; French fawn-dy for 1, 2] /fɒnˈdu, -ˈdyu, ˈfɒn du, -dyu for 1; French fɔ̃ˈdü for 1, 2/ adjective 1. (def 4). noun, plural fondus [French -dy] /French -ˈdü/ (Show IPA) 2. Ballet. a slow bending of the supporting leg.
- Fondue bourguignonne
/ˈbʊəɡɪˌnjɒn; French burɡiɲɔn/ noun 1. a dish consisting of pieces of steak impaled on forks, cooked in oil at the table and dipped in sauces