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fondness (n.)

late 14c., "foolishness," from fond + -ness.

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Definitions of fondness from WordNet

fondness (n.)
a predisposition to like something;
he had a fondness for whiskey
Synonyms: fancy / partiality
fondness (n.)
a positive feeling of liking;
Synonyms: affection / affectionateness / tenderness / heart / warmness / warmheartedness / philia
fondness (n.)
a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love;
Synonyms: affectionateness / lovingness / warmth
From wordnet.princeton.edu