fondly

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adverb fond·ly \ ˈfän-(d)lē \

Definition of fondly

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 reader
  • —Annie Dillard

Examples of fondly in a Sentence

  1. She remembers their time together fondly.

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First Known Use of fondly

14th century


FONDLY Defined for English Language Learners

fondly

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adverb

Definition of fondly for English Language Learners

  • : in a loving way

  • : in a hopeful but not reasonable way



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