fondest; fonder

To be fond of something is to like it. Sports fans are fond of sports. Oddly, this adjective can also mean foolish and silly.

We're all fond of some things and people: the things and people we like. Being fond can mean anything from liking something a little ("I'm fond of that band") to be extremely, almost absurdly interested in something ("He's a little too fond of football"). This word sometimes implies foolishness and absurdity: almost like you love something so much that you've lost your mind. But usually being fond is a good thing: it just means you enjoy something.

Definitions of fond
  1. adjective
    having or displaying warmth or affection
    “a fond embrace”
    fond of his nephew”
    synonyms: affectionate, lovesome, tender, warm
    feeling or showing love and affection
  2. adjective
    extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
    “hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother”
    synonyms: adoring, doting
    feeling or showing love and affection
  3. adjective
    (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for
    fond of chocolate”
    synonyms: partial
    (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
  4. adjective
    absurd or silly because unlikely
    fond hopes of becoming President”
    fond fancies”
    devoid of good sense or judgment
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