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English definition of “fond”

fond

adjective [-er/-est only]  /fɑnd/ us  
having feelings of affection for someone or something, or having a liking for an activity: I’m really fond of my aunt and enjoy seeing her. She had fond memories of her childhood. Charles is fond of driving, so I’m happy just to be a passenger.
fondly
adverb  /ˈfɑnd·li/ us  
He smiled fondly at his wife.
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