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fond

adjective uk   /fɒnd/  us   /fɑːnd/

fond adjective (LIKING)

be fond of sb/sth B1 to like someone or something very much; to like doing something: She was very fond of horses. "I'm very fond of you, you know," he said. My brother is fond of pointing out my mistakes. [before noun] happy and loving: Many of us have fond memories of our childhoods. We said a fond farewell to each other (= we said goodbye in a loving way) and promised to write.
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fond adjective (FOOLISH)

a fond belief/hope something that you would like to be true but that is probably not: I waited at home all evening in the fond hope that he might call.
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