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

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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 alumni and players’ parents, everybody was so amazing and loving to our kids and our program. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Dom Amore: How alums saved UConn men’s golf, and coach Dave Pezzino and his players captured the Big East title," 30 Apr. 2021 In fact, doing so turned out to be a loving homage to the many LGBTQ+ members of the film’s cast and crew. Joseph Longo, Vulture, "The Mitchells vs. The Machines Director Mike Rianda Wants to Make You Laugh (and Call Your Mom)," 30 Apr. 2021 But the invitation comes with a few conditions, and in even the most loving families, grandparents ignore these rules on a regular basis. Robin Marantz Henig, The Atlantic, "Parents Set Rules for Their Kids. Grandparents Break Them.," 30 Apr. 2021 Peaceful guitar plays over the clip, giving the whole video a gentle and loving vibe. Zoe Guy, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Share Family Video to Celebrate Their Ten-Year Anniversary," 29 Apr. 2021 At home, Katz was a loving, devoted father who instilled a respect for the humblest of creatures, his daughter said. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, "Elliot Katz, fervent animal rights activist who was arrested 37 times, dies," 29 Apr. 2021 Rita Moreno's trailblazing life and career come alive in this loving tribute/documentary. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "23 movies you should check out at the 2021 Milwaukee Film Festival, which is all-online (yes, again)," 27 Apr. 2021 And for an abuela who’s never suffered a single splinter for her art, a loving touch. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "Amazing Popsicle stick toys made by San Antonio grandmother, from Titanic, Big Ben to carousel, doll house," 27 Apr. 2021 Terry, who works in the auto department at Harrison's Walmart, and Kim, who when not homeschooling her kids works at the Boone County Veterinary Clinic office, obviously grasp what's necessary to be loving and effective parents. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, "How we oughta be," 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of loving

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

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“Loving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of loving

: feeling or showing love
: very careful and thorough


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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