Fondness



[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.

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