- 1 (fond of) Having an affection or liking for: I’m very fond of Mel he was not too fond of dancingMore example sentences
- The dead, as he is very fond of saying, don't care.
- She had grown rather fond of the European drink and found it to be relaxing to sit and sip.
- But over the years as he matured, she grew quite fond of him.
- 1.1 [attributive] Affectionate; loving: I have very fond memories of Oxford a fond farewellMore example sentences
- Do you have any especially fond memories of those times that you might share?
- He served from 1929 to 1955, leaving behind a legacy of material treasures as well as fond memories.
- Believe it or don't, but Levine seems to have some pretty fond memories from his visits.
- 2 [attributive] (Of a hope or belief) foolishly optimistic; naive.More example sentences
- That fond hope never materialised and there was no reason to suppose it would.
- Even in defeat, he sees success and vows to contest again with the fond hope that he will emerge a victor one day.
- In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.
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- Nellie was a firm favourite and she will be fondly remembered by her devoted family and many friends.
- She will be fondly remembered for her great lobster feeds, cooked the Island way.
- Then he raised his head, smiled, and scoped the audience, gazing deeply and fondly into their eyes.
late Middle English (in the sense 'infatuated, foolish'): from obsolete fon 'a fool, be foolish', of unknown origin. Compare with fun.