fondly

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adverb fond·ly \ˈfän-(d)lē\

Definition of fondly

  1. 1 archaic :  in a foolish manner :  foolishly

  2. 2 :  in a fond manner :  affectionately <spoke of her fondly>

  3. 3 :  in a willingly credulous manner <it would stun, I fondly hoped, the reader — Annie Dillard>

Examples of fondly in a sentence

  1. She remembers their time together fondly.

14th Century

First Known Use of fondly

14th century


FONDLY Defined for English Language Learners

fondly

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adverb fond·ly \ˈfän-(d)lē\

Definition of fondly for English Language Learners

  • : in a loving way

  • : in a hopeful but not reasonable way


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