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fondness

 
Noun fondness has 3 senses
  1. fondness, fancy, partiality - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
    --1 is a kind of liking
  2. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmheartedness - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"
    --2 is a kind of feeling
    --2 has particulars:
     attachment, fond regard; protectiveness; regard, respect; soft spot
  3. affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
    --3 is a kind of emotionality, emotionalism
    --3 has particulars: tenderness; uxoriousness
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