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synonyms for fondness

  • affection
  • devotion
  • penchant
  • predilection
  • preference
  • soft spot
  • tenderness
  • attachment
  • fancy
  • kindness
  • love
  • partiality
  • susceptibility
  • weakness
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antonyms for fondness

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  • animosity
  • antipathy
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • ill will
  • indifference
  • loathing
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How to use fondness in a sentence

Miss Manners’ fondness for handwritten letters is not merely due to her liking the smell of paper and ink.
MISS MANNERS: HOW TO ASK INDIRECTLY ABOUT A MISSING GIFTJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Street vendors are ubiquitous on the city’s landscape, but New Yorkers have a particular fondness for the Christmas tree migrants.
EVEN COVID CAN’T STOP NEW YORK CITY’S SIDEWALK CHRISTMAS TREE VENDORSMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
Take, for example, our mongrel Mitty, whose fondness for chasing sticks was obsessive.
TRAVELING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC IN THE COMPANY OF DOGSWALTER NICKLINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When it comes to you, she is hampered by a mix of fondness and condescension.
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The separation of scales suggests they’ll need to dig deep to overcome nature’s fondness for concealing its finer points from curious giants like us.
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This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
This had flattered his pride and his fondness for all dumb creatures had made them dear to him beyond his own belief.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Here we saw many types of the Yorkshire man, famed for his shrewdness and fondness for what we would call "dickering."
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Meggy had her ride, and in the days that followed she had many others and the girl's fondness for Betty became almost worship.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
In fact, the object of her fondness was Spencer Cowper, who was already married.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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