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Meaning of amorous by Wiktionary Dictionary

amorous


    Alternative forms

    • amourous

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈæm( ə )ɹəs/

    Etymology

    ( 14th century ) From Old French amoros, amoreus, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor ( “love” ), related to Latin amāre ( “to love” ). Compare French amoureux ( “in love” ) .

    Adjective

    amorous ( comparative more amorous, superlative most amorous )

    1. 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 .
    2. Indicating love or sexual desire .
      She kept making these amorous suggestions .
    3. Of or relating to, or produced by, love .
      She read me an amorous poem .
    4. ( dated ) Affected with love; in love; enamored .
      He had been amorous of her since schooldays .

    Related terms

    • amour

    See also

    • amorous in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • amorous in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Explanation of amorous by Wordnet Dictionary

amorous


    Adjective
    1. inclined toward or displaying love

    2. feeling amorous
    3. expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

    4. amorous glances


    Definition of amorous by GCIDE Dictionary

    amorous


    1. Amorous 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”.

      2. Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on.

      Thy roses amorous of the moon. Keats.

      High nature amorous of the good. Tennyson.

      Sure my brother is amorous on Hero. Shak.

      3. Of or relating to, or produced by, love. “Amorous delight.” Milton. “Amorous airs.” Waller.

      Syn. -- Loving; fond; tender; passionate; affectionate; devoted; ardent.