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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fond·ness /ˈfɑn(d)nəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fond·ness, n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]