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Fond vs. affection


Chowdaryjrk asks, "What's the difference between fond and affection?"


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The biggest difference between these two words is that fond is an adjective, used to describe nouns, and affection is a noun, or a thing. Both of these words are used to talk about good feelings for someone, as shown in the definitions and examples below.


fond:    a feeling of love or friendship

  • She still has fond feelings for him. (fond is an adjective that describes feelings)


affection:    feeling of liking and caring for someone or something

  • Jeffrey shows great affection for his grandchildren. (affection is a noun, something that Jeffrey has)


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Fond vs Love - What's the difference?

fond | love |

In obsolete terms the difference between fond and love

is that fond is to caress; to fondle while love is a thin silk material.

As an adjective


is having a liking or affection (for).

As a proper noun

Love is


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  • (chiefly, with of) Having a liking or affection (for).
  • * Shakespeare
  • more fond on her than she upon her love
  • * Irving
  • a great traveller, and fond of telling his adventures
  • .
  • a fond farewell
    a fond mother or wife
  • .
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    I have fond grandparents who spoil me.
  • ; foolish; silly.
  • Your fond dreams of flying to Jupiter have been quashed by the facts of reality.
  • (obsolete) Foolish; simple; weak.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Grant I may never prove so fond / To trust man on his oath or bond.
  • (obsolete) Doted on; regarded with affection.
  • * Byron
  • Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.

    * See also

    Derived terms
    * fondly * fondness * overfond


    (en noun)

  • The background design in lace-making.
  • (cooking) brown residue in pans from cooking meats and vegetables.
  • He used the fond to make a classic French pan sauce.


    (en verb)

  • (obsolete) To have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.
  • (obsolete) To caress; to fondle.
  • * Dryden
  • The Tyrian hugs and fonds thee on her breast.


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) . The closing-of-a-letter sense is presumably a truncation of With love or the like. The verb is from (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

  • (label) Strong affection.
  • # An intense feeling of affection and care towards another person.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained. }}

  • # A deep or abiding liking for something.
  • # A profound and caring attraction towards someone.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • He on his side / Leaning half-raised, with looks of cordial love / Hung over her enamoured.
  • (countable) The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart.
  • * (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • Open the temple gates unto my love .
  • (colloquial)
  • (euphemistic) A sexual desire; sexual activity.
  • *1986, Ben Elton & al., ":
  • *:—What think you, my lord, of... love ?
  • *:—You mean ‘rumpy-pumpy’.
  • (obsolete) A thin silk material.
  • * 1664 , (Robert Boyle), Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours,
  • Such a kind of transparency, as that of a Sive, a piece of Cyprus, or a Love -Hood.
  • A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba .
  • Synonyms
    * (sense) baby, darling, lover, pet, sweetheart, honey, love bird * (term of address) mate, lover. darling, sweety

    * (strong affection) hate, hatred, angst; malice, spite * (absence of love) indifference



  • To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VI
  • I wanted to take her in my arms and tell her how I loved her, and had taken her hand from the rail and started to draw her toward me when Olson came blundering up on deck with his bedding.
  • * 2013 February 26, and (Nate Ruess), (Just Give Me a Reason) :
  • Just give me a reason, / just a little bit's enough, / just a second we're not broken, just bent / and we can learn to love again.
  • To need, thrive on.
  • (colloquial) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like .
  • To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).
  • * John 3:16
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  • * Matthew: 37-38
  • You shall love' the Lord your God with your whole heart, and your whole mind, and your whole soul; you shall ' love your neighbor as yourself.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about […], or offering services that let you

  • To derive delight from a fact or situation.
  • To lust for.
  • (euphemistic) To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)
  • Antonyms
    * hate, despise

    Derived terms
    * all's fair in love and war * cupboard love * in love * I love you * fall in love * first love * lady love * love affair * love at first sight * love bird/lovebird * love bite/lovebite * love bomb * love bug * lovebunny * love child * loved-up * love egg * love feast * love game * love grass * love handle * love-hate * love-in * love-in-a-mist * love is blind * love life * lovely * love-making * love match * love nest * love potion * lover * love rat * lovertine * love seat * loveship * love-shyness * lovesick * love song * lovestone * love story * love tap * love toy * love triangle * lovey-dovey * loving kindness * loyal love * make love * unrequited love * no love lost * puppy love * tough love * true love * unconditional love

    See also
    * charity

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) . See also (l).

  • To praise; commend.
  • To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.
  • Etymology 3

    From the phrase Neither for love nor for money , meaning "nothing". The previously held belief that it originated from the (etyl) term , due to its shape, is no longer widely accepted.



  • (racquet sports) Zero, no score.
  • So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.
  • * The Field
  • He won the match by three sets to love .
  • * John Betjeman, A Subaltern's Love Song
  • Love -thirty, love-forty, oh! weakness of joy, / The speed of a swallow, the grace of a boy, / With carefullest carelessness, gaily you won, / I am weak from your loveliness, Joan Hunter Dunn.



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    How a loving man behaves: main signs

    How to understand that your man really loves you? How does a loving man behave? It is useless to listen, it is better to observe his behavior: all his intentions can be read by three main signs.

    Victoria Yushkevich




    Male psychology nine0003


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    We can speculate as much as we want about a man's true attitude towards us. It doesn't matter how long you've been together. We girls have different situations and circumstances that make us doubt his love. These doubts corrode us from the inside, destroying ourselves and our relationships, giving rise to feelings such as jealousy, self-doubt, fear of loss. If a man loves, how does he behave?

    How does a man who loves a woman behave?

    We can ask a man as much as we like: “Do you love me?” — but you hardly like to ask him about it at all. And no matter what the answer is, it is not always able to dispel your doubts. And you again and again try to analyze his behavior, trying to find signs of a loving man in him. And, it would seem, here is a loving man married to you, that says it all, but no, you still look closely at how he behaves. You do it right! nine0003

    In general, asking about love when there are doubts in your soul is somehow awkward, you feel like some kind of beggar. Do not bother him with questions about love, the behavior of a loving man speaks for itself.

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    If a man loves, he declares

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    If he says, for example: “This is my girlfriend/baby/beloved”, in one word he gives you a title that goes beyond the notorious friend zone, then he loves you.

    If a man calls you "his", then he really thinks so and informs everyone about it, because his intentions are serious and pure.

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    As soon as he gives you a title, you immediately understand that the man is making a statement. He declares his intentions towards you. This is a very clear sign of a loving man.

    If a man loves, he provides

    As soon as a man in love claims his rights to you, he behaves accordingly and immediately starts earning exclusively for you. After all, you are now his family. The primary purpose of a man is to be a breadwinner and earner. A man who tries to impose on you the idea of ​​equality and financial independence is just fooling your head. A man who is able to provide for his woman and children always feels more important than the one who lives for himself. nine0003

    If you feel that he does less for your relationship than he could - this is not a man, or rather, this is not your man. Of course, today one often hears from some men that modern women are somehow self-serving, almost extortionists. And often we have to prove all the sincerity of our feelings, without pretending to anything. But in fact, this is such a trick created by men without serious intentions: so they can save their money and get everything they need from a woman. What if your man has no money? Still, he will do everything to meet your needs. He will help in everything and try for you. And how does a loving man behave in bed? He cares not only about himself, but also about your orgasms, he provides you with pleasure. nine0003

    If a man loves, he protects

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    Of course, defense is not only the use of brute force. A man who truly loves is protective in other ways: he may give valuable advice or volunteer to do something that, in his opinion, is not safe for you. He will never send you to the store late in the evening or walk the dog, he will do everything himself, even if he has not slept for more than two days.

    Signs of the zodiac - how should a loving man behave?

    Of course, the habits of your beloved cannot be determined by the zodiac sign alone, but you can still find something in common in the behavior of loving men born under the same astrological sign. nine0003

    How does a loving Aries man behave?

    Some call them perfect. After all, how does a loving guy behave - Aries? He cares, protects and sets you apart from everyone.

    How does a loving Taurus man behave?

    Taurus is not always sensitive to another person, but their unconditional trump card is perseverance. They can show miracles of empathy in an attempt to win you over.

    How does a loving Gemini man behave? nine0072

    Gemini is an ambiguous sign, they are known to be very fickle. But their innate charisma will absolutely charm you and make your relationship easy and fun.

    How does a loving Cancer man behave?

    Romance! The main word that can characterize the behavior of a Cancer man in love. He will be sensitive and gentle.

    How does a loving Leo man behave?

    If Leo himself is a king who is used to enjoying the attention of others. Then, having fallen in love with you, he will proudly appoint you as his queen and a ray of his glory will fall on you. nine0003

    How does a loving Virgo man behave?

    It is quite difficult to get a clear manifestation of feelings from Virgo men, they are usually detached and focused on their goals. However, this is only apparent. A loving Virgo man will treat you very sincerely and also take care of you tenderly.

    How does a loving Libra man behave?

    With Libra, there is a chance to create a harmonious union, but you may not see the usual signs of a man in love. Even a Libra man who is deeply in love assumes freedom for you and with all his might stands for equality in relationships. nine0003

    How does a loving Scorpio man behave?

    It is difficult to judge the men of this sign by their actions. After all, how do Scorpio men behave if they love. In general, the same as always. They do not always do what they say, and vice versa, they are pretty contradictory. It’s good that not all men, and even representatives of this sign, are like that.

    How does a loving Sagittarius man behave?

    Sagittarians know how to love very well, but, first of all, themselves. Their words are often at odds with the deeds, although the words, of course, will be sensual and romantic. It is possible that you will have to tinker with Sagittarius (like with a teenager), but there is still a chance to create a good alliance with a Sagittarius man. nine0003

    How does a loving Capricorn man behave?

    Men of this sign are usually self-confident, which attracts the attention of women. But Capricorns are characterized by high expectations and demands on other people. That is, you will have to do things that are designed to prove your love for such a man.

    How does a loving Aquarius man behave?

    He tries to fit in with you. It may seem boring to someone in a relationship, but if a man has studied your needs better than you yourself, this is the most accurate proof that this Aquarius is in love with you. nine0003

    How does a loving Pisces man behave?

    Pisces are quite touchy and fickle in their behavior. You often have to guess what you did wrong and what caused the anger or bad mood of your partner. But some of us love challenges, why not?

    Based on Steve Harvey's book Act Like a Woman, Think Like a Man.

    Study: love and photography - as a man takes pictures, so he loves — Russian photo

    Study: love and photography -
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    October 26, 2022
    Photo: Alexandra Stepanova
    Text: Alexandra Stepanova

    Who loves photo shoots the most? Of course girls. And who treats shooting with anxiety? Obviously, men. What to do if you want to come to the shooting with your beloved man who looks at this question with great reluctance? This and other questions are answered by professional photographer Alexandra Stepanovova. nine0003

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    Photographing people for a long time, I noticed: if a man sincerely loves and appreciates his woman, he will come with her to the photo shoot. The priority of the lover is to make the chosen one happy. And for the sake of this, you can pose a little).

    All in the name of Love, to see a happy smile. A loving man will endure and try: someone quickly gets involved in the process, perceiving shooting as a game, someone will sincerely try, showing the strength of masculinity.

    I have my own secret of how to shoot shy men - I use long shots, shoot from the back, minimal staging, shooting with elements. I explain all this at the beginning so that the man relaxes and knows that close attention will not be directed to him. And as practice shows, it helps. Men during the shooting begin to feel at ease, and at the end of the session they even sincerely respond to requests. And run, and jump, and just hug like no one sees. nine0003

    This simple approach has always worked for me. My holy rule: you don’t need to force anyone to shoot, you won’t get easy and flying shots. By facial expressions and postures, everything will become clear.

    I shot a lot of couples, and the process of shooting immediately shows how a man treats a woman. If he is rude, does not want to do anything, is dissatisfied, then it is difficult to talk about respect and love for his family and girlfriend.

    Yes, there are men who are not ready for memorable shootings.

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