adverb fond·ly \ˈfän-(d)lē\

: in a loving way

: in a hopeful but not reasonable way

Full Definition of FONDLY

archaic :  in a foolish manner :  foolishly
:  in a fond manner :  affectionately <spoke of her fondly>
:  in a willingly credulous manner <it would stun, I fondly hoped, the reader — Annie Dillard>

Examples of FONDLY

  1. She remembers their time together fondly.

First Known Use of FONDLY

14th century

Rhymes with FONDLY


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