fondly vs lovingly what difference

what is difference between fondly and lovingly

English

Etymology

From Middle English fondly, fondely, fonnedli, equivalent to fond +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑndli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒndli/
  • Hyphenation: fond‧ly

Adverb

fondly (comparative more fondly, superlative most fondly)

  1. In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly.
  2. (dated) Foolishly.
    • 1673, John Milton, When I Consider How My Light Is Spent (‘On His Blindness’)
      “Doth God exact day-labour, light denied?” / I fondly ask…
    • 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.


English

Etymology

loving +‎ -ly

Adverb

lovingly (comparative more lovingly, superlative most lovingly)

  1. In a loving manner, affectionately.

Translations


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