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Noun fondness has 3 senses
- fondness, fancy, partiality - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
--1 is a kind of liking
- 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:
- 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