fondly
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (with affection)
a. cariñosamente
Paul smiled fondly at his wife while taking her hand.Paul sonrió cariñosamente a su esposa al tiempo que tomaba su mano.
b. con cariño
We should be speaking to each other fondly, not arguing all the time.Deberíamos hablarnos con cariño, en lugar de discutir todo el rato.
2. (with nostalgia)
a. con cariño
Eric fondly remembered his casual walks along the wide streets of Barcelona's Eixample neighborhood.Eric recordaba con cariño sus paseos sin rumbo fijo por las anchas calles del Eixample de Barcelona.
3. (with naiveté)
a. ingenuamente
Everyone fondly believed Steve's wild stories.Todo el mundo se creyó ingenuamente las disparatadas historias de Esteban.
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fondly
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (lovingly)
a. cariñosamente
2. (naively)
a.
to fondly imagine that…creer ingenuamente que…
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fondly [ˈfɒndlɪ]
adverb
1 (affectionately) [+say, smile] cariñosamente; con cariño
My wife recalls fondly the birthday when she unwrapped an exciting looking parcel Poor Andrew," Erica said fondly She smiled fondly at him
[+remember] con cariño
Michael Seely will be remembered fondly Mr Akiyama will be long and fondly remembered by fellow journalists
2 (foolishly) [+imagine, believe, hope] ingenuamente
I fondly imagined that surgery meant a few stitches and an overnight stay in hospital I fondly believed that we could succeed. The Marxist parties, some of us fondly hoped, might avoid the same error
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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