Fondest
Fond Fond, a. [Compar. {Fonder}; superl. {Fondest}.] [For fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen to be foolish. See {Fon}.] 1. Foolish; silly; simple; weak. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Grant I may never prove so fond To trust man on his oath or bond. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over-affectionate. [1913 Webster]

3. Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of (formerly also by on). [1913 Webster]

More fond on her than she upon her love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

You are as fond of grief as of your child. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A great traveler, and fond of telling his adventures. --Irving. [1913 Webster]

5. Doted on; regarded with affection. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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