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.