An amorous couple.
The definition of amorous is someone or something indicating affection or desire, especially of a sexual nature.
A passionate embrace is an example of an amorous embrace.
- full of love or fond of making love
- in love; enamored or fond (of)
- full of or showing love or sexual desire: amorous words
- of sexual love or lovemaking
Origin of amorousMiddle English ; from Old French amoureus ; from Late Latin amorosus, loving ; from Classical Latin amor, love ; from amare, to love
- Full of or strongly disposed to romantic love.
- Indicative of love or sexual desire: an amorous glance.
- Of or associated with love: an amorous poem.
- Being in love; enamored: He had been amorous of her since the day they met.
Origin of amorousMiddle English, from Old French amoureus, from Medieval Latin am&omacron;r&omacron;sus, from Latin amor, love, from am&amacron;re, to love.
(comparative more amorous, superlative most amorous)
- Inclined or having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment
- an amorous disposition.
- We were both feeling amorous so the inevitable happened.
- Indicating love or sexual desire.
- She kept making these amorous suggestions.
- Of or relating to, or produced by, love.
- She read me an amorous poem.
- (dated) Affected with love; in love; enamored.
- He had been amorous of her since schooldays.