Definition of loving in English:

loving

Syllabification: lov·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈləviNG
 
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adjective

Feeling or showing love or great care: a kind and loving father
More example sentences
  • She knelt down next to me, dried my eyes and gave me a warm, loving hug that made everything all right.
  • We both lost our fathers when we were young and were blessed with loving mothers.
  • She had grown up in a loving family and knew that love and care were two different words.
Synonyms
affectionate, fond, devoted, adoring, doting, solicitous, demonstrative; caring, tender, warm, warmhearted, close; amorous, ardent, passionate, amatory

noun

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The demonstration of love or great care.
More example sentences
  • He was not one of these people who was kind of a machine, who did his work and was not capable of love or loving.
  • I guess a baby cat needs some loving too, it doesn't even have a mother around to care for it.
  • For centuries it has been the basis of training hearts in the art of loving and adoration.

Derivatives

lovingly

adverb
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  • In truth, his childhood is not out of the ordinary, though it is lovingly recalled.
  • This is not to say that they are not proud of their own culture, lovingly elaborated over the centuries.
  • This seemingly unpromising property was gradually and lovingly developed into an elaborate garden.

lovingness

noun
More example sentences
  • When I tried with my parents I saw only hatred and anger, and when I tried on Bert, it had showed kindness and lovingness that is always found in close friends.
  • There is much evidence of lovingness in the work, particularly in the delightful rendering of the smallest of creatures.
  • This wandering visualization captures the sense of family as a unit, an organism unto itself (appropriately, the entire clan smokes out of the same pack of cigarettes), with the lovingness and annoyingness such inseparability entails.

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