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 of loving from the Web
The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide hope and a loving home for the infants and young children in crisis.
She was also described as a loving stay-at-home mother of two young daughters.
Metcalf’s judgmental but loving Marion has a stormy relationship with her fiercely independent daughter, while Letts’ unemployed, depressed Larry quietly tries to keep the peace.
The visionary young man behind it grew up in a loving family who lived in a struggling neighborhood.
In fact Danny's generally a loving presence, compensating for his self-hatred by directing affection toward others.
How could a 75-year-old woman survive all night in a swimming pool, surrounded by flames and buoyed by her loving husband, only to die in the morning?
The show was a loving endeavor for Duval-Carrié, who in 2014 had a much more compact exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Little Idu is the bright, observant son of a violent butcher and a loving mother who vainly tries to protect him from his father’s drunken wrath.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'loving.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of loving
before 12th century
Synonymsadoring, affectionate, devoted, fond, tender, tenderhearted
Related Wordscaring, compassionate, considerate, cordial, doting, forgiving, friendly, humane, kind, understanding, warmhearted; ardent, fervent, impassioned, passionate, warm; amatory, amorous, erotic (also erotical); enamored, infatuated, lovesick; lovey-dovey, mushy, romantic, sappy, sentimental; brotherly, fatherly, motherly, sisterly
Near Antonymsaloof, antisocial, cold-eyed, cool, detached, distant, dry, frosty, hard-hearted, indifferent, offish, pitiless, remote, reserved, standoffish, unbending, uncaring, unfeeling; disaffected, unconcerned, uninvolved; cold, frigid, unfriendly; callous, cold-blooded, hard-boiled, heartless, pitiless, ruthless, soulless, unromantic, unsentimental
LOVING Defined for English Language Learners
LOVING Defined for Kids
Definition of loving for Students
- a loving glance
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up loving? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).