amorous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor love, from amare to love Date: 14th century 1. strongly moved by love and especially sexual love <
amorous couples
>
2. being in love ; enamored — usually used with of <
amorous of the girl
>
3. a. indicative of love <
received amorous glances from her partner
>
b. of or relating to love <
an amorous novel
>
amorously adverbamorousness noun

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  • Amorous — Am o*rous, a. [OF. amoros, F. amoreux, LL. amorosus, fr. L. amor love, fr. amare to love.] 1. Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amorous — (adj.) c.1300, from O.Fr. amorous (Mod.Fr. amoureux), from L.L. amorosum, from amor love, from amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). Related: Amorously; amorousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • amorous — [am′ə rəs] adj. [ME < OFr amoureus < LL amorosus, loving < L amor, love < amare, to love] 1. full of love or fond of making love 2. in love; enamored or fond (of) 3. full of or showing love or sexual desire [amorous words] 4. of… …   English World dictionary

  • amorous — index hot blooded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amorous — amative, *erotic, amatory Analogous words: passionate, fervid, ardent, *impassioned: *enamored, infatuated: lustful, lascivious (see LICENTIOUS) Antonyms: frigid Contrasted words: *indifferent, aloof, detached: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amorous — [adj] loving, affectionate amative, amatory, aphrodisiac, ardent, attached, boy crazy*, doting, enamored, erotic, fond, girl crazy*, have a crush on*, horny*, hot, hot and heavy*, impassioned, infatuated, in love, lovesick, lovey dovey*, lustful …   New thesaurus

  • amorous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing or feeling sexual desire. DERIVATIVES amorously adverb amorousness noun. ORIGIN Latin amorosus, from amor love …   English terms dictionary

  • amorous — amorously, adv. amorousness, amorosity /am euh ros i tee/, n. /am euhr euhs/, adj. 1. inclined or disposed to love, esp. sexual love: an amorous disposition. 2. showing or expressing love: an amorous letter. 3. of or pertaining to love: amorous… …   Universalium

  • amorous — adjective /ˈæm(ə)ɹəs/ a) Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition. We were both feeling amorous so the inevitable happened …   Wiktionary

  • amorous — /ˈæmərəs / (say amuhruhs) adjective 1. inclined or disposed to love: *the nursing staff of the hospital was composed of women of amorous nature –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. in love; enamoured. 3. showing love: amorous sighs. 4. relating to love: *It …   Australian English dictionary

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