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loving

adjective

Simple Definition of loving

  • : feeling or showing love

  • : very careful and thorough

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of loving

lovingly

play \-viŋ-lē\ adverb

lovingness

noun

Examples of loving in a sentence

  1. The old house has undergone a loving restoration.

  2. <they were a loving family, supporting each other when times were bad>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of loving

before 12th century



LOVING Defined for Kids

loving

adjective lov·ing \ˈlə-viŋ\

Definition of loving for Students

  1. :  feeling or showing love or great care <a loving glance>

lovingly

adverb




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