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loving

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvɪŋ
 
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Definition of loving in English:

adjective

1Feeling or showing love or great care: a loving father the cargo was described in loving detail
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, warm-hearted;
amorous, ardent, passionate, lustful, amatory
caring, warm, tender, close-knit, close, supportive, nurturing
informal touchy-feely
1.1 (in combination -loving) Enjoying the specified activity or thing: a fun-loving girl

Derivatives

lovingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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

2
noun
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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