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Yegor
fond vs affectionate Is there is difference between "fond" and "affectionate"?
May 24, 2013 8:15 AM
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fond of - chocolate/reading/sleeping affectionate towards my cat/friend/other people like me etc
May 24, 2013
There is a slight difference. Keep in mind there is 'fond' as an adjective, and 'fond of' that is mentioned in another response. Fond can mean over-affectionate, doting. The dictionary probable shows affectionate and fond as synonyms. But 'affectionate' implies 'showing love or affection'. Consider (1) I am fond of her, but do not let her know it. (2) I am very affectionate towards her, and she knows it.
May 24, 2013
'affectionate' describes physical gestures, or the person or animal making them. 'fond' describes the state of mind of a person or animal that enjoys something.
May 24, 2013
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