lov·​ing | \ ˈlə-viŋ How to pronounce loving (audio) \

Definition of loving

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lovingly \ ˈlə-​viŋ-​lē How to pronounce loving (audio) \ adverb
lovingness noun

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Examples of loving in a Sentence

The old house has undergone a loving restoration. they were a loving family, supporting each other when times were bad
Recent Examples on the Web Our community has always been loving and supportive toward us. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 1 May 2022 Low blows are definitely out, experts say, and sticking to loving, honest and open communication should be a priority. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 18 Apr. 2022 Just seeing the brotherhood of Phil with a successful, professional, loving, caring, Black male community. Selome Hailu, Variety, 31 Mar. 2022 The dance, for its part, can be intense, violent, loving, lyrical or decorative. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 The most beautiful, smart, loving and funny little baby. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 18 Mar. 2022 As does adding the heroine’s parents, best friend, and sister, who watch Remy date from the sidelines, providing gossipy, loving, commentary. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 5 Mar. 2022 My daughter has always been kind and loving and very respectful to me. cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Schwartz adds people often have multiple loving, memorable past relationships, and that doesn't invalidate yours. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of loving

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of loving was before the 12th century

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7 May 2022

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“Loving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for loving


lov·​ing | \ ˈlə-viŋ \

Kids Definition of loving

: feeling or showing love or great care a loving glance

Other Words from loving

lovingly adverb

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Nglish: Translation of loving for Spanish Speakers

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