Thesaurus

fondling

verb
present participle of fondle

Synonyms of fondling

to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • a cat who enjoys being fondled by his loving owners

Synonyms for fondling

Words Related to fondling

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About fondling

Thesaurus Entries Near fondling

fondles

fondling

fondness

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Fondling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fondling. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on fondling

Nglish: Translation of fondling for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fondling for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!