|1.||[ noun ] a predisposition to like something|
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
|Related terms:||liking fancy|
|2.||[ noun ] a positive feeling of liking|
|Synonyms:||affection heart tenderness warmheartedness affectionateness|
"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt" "the child won everyone's heart"
|Related terms:||feeling attachment regard soft_spot protectiveness|
|3.||[ noun ] a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love|
|Synonyms:||lovingness warmth affectionateness|
|Related terms:||emotionality tenderness uxoriousness|