Fondness Fond"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Fondness it were for any, being free, To covet fetters, though they golden be. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles. [1913 Webster]

My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee. --Addison.

Syn: Attachment; affection; love; kindness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.