Fondness

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Fondness

1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. fondness it were for any, being free, to covet fetters, though they golden be. (Spenser)

2. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles. My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee. (Addison)

Synonym: attachment, affection, love, kindness.