Predilection vs Fond - What's the difference?

predilection | fond |


As nouns the difference between predilection and fond

is that predilection is predilection while fond is the background design in lace-making.

As an adjective fond is

(chiefly|with of) having a liking or affection (for).

As a verb fond is

(obsolete) to have a foolish affection for, to be fond of.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

predilection

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; proclivity; predisposition.
  • * 1987 , Edwin M. Yoder Jr., "Lewis Powell a Fine Sense of Balance," Washington Post , 29 Jun.,
  • But for him the first rule of judging was to set aside personal predilection and vote the law and the facts.
  • * 2000 , Terry McCarthy, "Lost Generation," Time Asia , 23 Oct.,
  • ... youth’s predilection for revolt.
  • * 2001 , Marina Cantacuzino, "On deadly ground," The Guardian , 13 Mar.,
  • Wilson doesn’t see any inconsistency between his socialism and his predilection for the high life.

    fond

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (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
  • .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
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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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * fondly * fondness * overfond

    Noun

    (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.

    Verb

    (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.