One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was fond of dancing’
keen on, partial to, addicted to, enthusiastic about, passionate about
attached to, attracted to, enamoured of, in love with, with a soft spot for
informal into, hooked on, gone on, wild about, nuts about, potty about, dotty about, crazy about, sweet on, struck on
2‘his fond father plied him with cakes’
adoring, devoted, doting, loving, caring, affectionate, warm, tender, kind, attentive, solicitous
indulgent, overindulgent, overfond
3‘fond hopes of success’
unrealistic, naive, foolish, foolishly optimistic, over-optimistic, deluded, delusory, absurd, empty, vain
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