1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. [Obs.]
Fondness it were for any, being free,
To covet fetters, though they golden be. --Spenser.
2. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.
My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee. --Addison.
Syn: -- Attachment; affection; love; kindness.
n 1: a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for
whiskey" [syn: fancy, partiality]
2: a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the
affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn:
affection, affectionateness, tenderness, heart, warmheartedness]
3: a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
[syn: affectionateness, lovingness, warmth]