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loving

adjective
     
lov‧ing
1 [only before noun] behaving in a way that shows you love someone
loving wife/family/parents etc
the confidence he had gained from having a warm and loving family
What that child needs is plenty of loving care.
He's very loving and affectionate with his sister.
2

peace-loving/fun-loving/home-loving etc

thinking that peace, having fun etc is very important:
a peace-loving nation
3 done with a lot of care and attention:
the loving care with which the house has been restored
lovingly adverb:
She smiled at him lovingly.
the plane he had lovingly built

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