loving

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlʌvɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlʌvɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(luving)


From the verb love: (⇒ conjugate)
loving is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

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Sense: Adjective: fond
Synonyms:
fond , tender , caring , warm , devoted , doting, affectionate , adoring, warmhearted, warm-hearted, friendly , passionate , kind , kindly , considerate , sisterly, brotherly, in love, dear , sweet , amorous, uxorious (literary)
Sense: Adjective: careful
Synonyms:
careful , painstaking, meticulous, scrupulous, attentive , solicitous, taking great care, tender loving, tender


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Sense: Noun: affection
Synonyms:
affection , fondness, infatuation , passion , attachment , devotion, tenderness, warmth , adoration, liking , desire , ardor, ardour (UK), enjoyment , worship , fancy , Cupid, romantic love, puppy love, physical love, sexual love, feelings
Antonyms:
hatred , hate , aversion, detachment, grudge , abhorrence, detestation, loathing , disgust
Sense: Noun: admiration
Synonyms:
regard , high regard, appreciation , esteem , admiration, worship , hero worship, idolatry, idolizing, idolising (UK), respect
Antonyms:
hatred , abhorrence, antipathy, loathing , grudge , malice, spite , contempt , repulsion
Sense: Noun: strong and enduring interest
Synonyms:
penchant, passion , predilection, enthusiasm , liking , taste , bent , attachment
Antonyms:
hate , aversion, abomination, dislike , allergy, phobia, indifference, disinterest, lack of interest
Sense: Noun: beloved person
Synonyms:
dear one, loved one, darling , beloved , sweetheart , honey (informal), lover , lady love (literary or humorous), girlfriend , boyfriend , gentleman friend (formal), other half (informal), companion , partner , first love
Antonyms:
enemy , foe , devil , asshole (slang), bastard (slang), bitch (slang), bugger (UK, slang)
Sense: Verb: be passionately devoted to
Synonyms:
adore, be in love with, fall in love with, be enamored of, be enamoured of (UK), think the world of (informal), hold sb dear, delight in, be enchanted by, be passionately attached to, dote on, dote upon, prize , put sb on a pedestal, treasure , be captivated by, be enraptured by, be nuts about (slang), be crazy about (slang)
Antonyms:
detest, loathe , despise , dislike , fall out of love with, bear a grudge against, shudder at, shrink from, recoil from, steer clear of, avoid , resent , belittle, have no time for
Sense: Verb: have an abiding interest in
Synonyms:
enjoy , relish , be into (slang), be really into (slang), take pleasure in, have a soft spot for, have a passion for, delight in, be interested in, be a lover of, be enthusiastic about
Antonyms:
hate , can't stand, hate with a passion, go off, dislike , sneer at, not be keen on
Sense: Verb: have sex - slang
Synonyms:
have sex with, make love with (informal), make love to, have intercourse with (formal), have sexual intercourse with (formal), fornicate with (Biblical), lay (vulgar, slang), shag (UK, vulgar, slang), screw (vulgar, offensive, slang), fuck (vulgar, offensive, slang), bed (informal), diddle (euphemism, slang)
Antonyms:
ignore , abandon , neglect , argue , row (UK), spurn, scorn , push away, give the cold shoulder

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