fondly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fond +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

fondly (comparative more fondly, superlative most fondly)

  1. In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly.
  2. (dated) Foolishly.
    • 1861, The Living Age
      [] she fondly believes that ten millions of the free people of the Union will allow her and her seceding brethren to open and shut the portals of this mighty region at their pleasure.