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 The end result is as much a loving tribute to the lasting impact of Lear and his collaborators as it’s a nostalgic romp. Scott Huver, Variety, 15 June 2022 The 50-year-old Sister Wives star posted a loving Instagram tribute for Ysabel in honor of her birthday on Sunday. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 13 June 2022 But he was raised by a loving, stern, hardworking grandmother who taught him that giving up was not an option. Keith Murphy, Men's Health, 13 June 2022 Lisa Hurwitz’s documentary is a very loving tribute to the fabled Horn & Hardart restaurant chain, which flourished in New York and Philadelphia for much of the 20th century. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 12 May 2022 On Friday, Megan Fox celebrated her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly on his 32nd birthday with a loving tribute on Instagram. ELLE, 24 Apr. 2022 The score was specifically composed to showcase numerous Indian dance styles, from the upbeat bhangra competition sequences to a loving tribute to Bollywood. Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Many wind up in loving, stable homes, but nonetheless can face major emotional challenges and vulnerabilities. The Week Staff, The Week, 29 May 2022 In the photo, Kourtney squeezes North's cheeks while giving her a loving smile. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 29 May 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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23 Jun 2022

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“Loving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loving. Accessed 30 Jun. 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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