fondly

adverb

fond·​ly ˈfän-(d)lē How to pronounce fondly (audio)
1
archaic : in a foolish manner : foolishly
2
: in a fond manner : affectionately
spoke of her fondly
3
: in a willingly credulous manner
it would stun, I fondly hoped, the readerAnnie Dillard

Examples of fondly in a Sentence

She remembers their time together fondly.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fondly was in the 14th century

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“Fondly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fondly. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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