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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Fond \Fond\, a. [Compar. Fonder; superl. Fondest.] [For
fonned, p. p. of OE. fonnen to be foolish. See Fon.]
1. Foolish; silly; simple; weak. [Archaic]
Grant I may never prove so fond
To trust man on his oath or bond. --Shak.
2. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent;
3. Affectionate; loving; tender; -- in a good sense; as, a
fond mother or wife. --Addison.
4. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent,
or desirous; longing or yearning; -- followed by of
(formerly also by on).
More fond on her than she upon her love. --Shak.
You are as fond of grief as of your child. --Shak.
A great traveler, and fond of telling his
5. Doted on; regarded with affection. [R.]
Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
6. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial. [Obs.] --Shak.
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