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fond / fänd/ • adj. (fond of) having an affection or liking for: I'm very fond of Mike he was not too fond of dancing. ∎  affectionate; loving: waving a fond farewell to her parents | reading it brought many fond memories of our childhood. ∎  (of a hope or belief) foolishly optimistic; naive.DERIVATIVES: fond·ly adv.fond·ness n.

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