- lov|ing|ly [ `lʌvıŋli ] adverb1. ) in a way that expresses love:I watched the mothers looking lovingly at their babies.2. ) with great care and interest:The old church has been lovingly restored.
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Lovingly — Lov ing*ly, adv. With love; affectionately. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lovingly — late 14c., from LOVING (Cf. loving) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
lovingly — UK [ˈlʌvɪŋlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that expresses love I watched the mothers looking lovingly at their babies. 2) with great care and interest The old church has been lovingly restored … English dictionary
lovingly — adv. Lovingly is used with these verbs: ↑caress, ↑gaze, ↑kiss, ↑prepare, ↑preserve, ↑refer, ↑restore, ↑speak, ↑tend … Collocations dictionary
lovingly — [ˈlʌvɪŋli] adv 1) in a way that expresses love 2) with great care and interest The old church has been lovingly restored.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
lovingly — love ► NOUN 1) an intense feeling of deep affection. 2) a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. 3) a great interest and pleasure in something. 4) a person or thing that one loves. 5) (in tennis, squash, etc.) a score of zero. [ORIGIN:… … English terms dictionary
lovingly — adverb see loving … New Collegiate Dictionary
lovingly — adverb In a loving manner, affectionately … Wiktionary
lovingly — Synonyms and related words: adoringly, affectionately, amorously, ardently, assiduously, carefully, cautiously, circumspectly, considerately, dearly, devotedly, diligently, fondly, heedfully, industriously, mindfully, painstakingly, passionately … Moby Thesaurus
lovingly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tenderly, devotedly, adoringly, warmly, ardently, fervently, zealously, earnestly, loyally, generously, kindly, considerately, thoughtfully, dotingly, fondly, affectionately, passionately, impassionedly, yearningly,… … English dictionary for students