fond

fond [ fand ] adjective **
1. ) fond of liking and caring about someone very much, especially as a result of knowing them well or for a long time:
I was very fond of my Uncle Jim.
Are you fond of children?
a ) usually before noun loving:
a fond father
a fond embrace (=holding someone you love close to you)
a fond farewell (=goodbye): She bade a fond farewell to her parents and sister.
2. ) fond of MAINLY BRITISH getting enjoyment and satisfaction from something, especially often or over a long time:
fond of music/poetry
fond of doing something: Anita is fond of playing the piano.
fond hope/wish/dream etc.
1. ) something you very much want to happen:
It was their fondest hope that the children would do well at school.
2. ) in the fond hope that hoping that something will happen although it is not very likely:
I read theater reviews in the fond hope that I will find time to see a play.
fond memory
something that you remember with pleasure:
fond memory of: Jane has fond memories of a happy childhood.
╾ fond|ness noun uncount:
his fondness for fast cars

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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