Amorous meaning

ămər-əs
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.

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Being in love; enamored.

He had been amorous of her since the day they met.

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In love; enamored or fond (of)
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Full of or showing love or sexual desire.

Amorous words.

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Full of or strongly disposed to romantic love.
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Full of love or fond of making love.
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Of sexual love or lovemaking.
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Inclined or having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment.

An amorous disposition.

We were both feeling amorous so the inevitable happened.

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Indicating love or sexual desire.

She kept making these amorous suggestions.

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Indicative of love or sexual desire.

An amorous glance.

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Of or associated with love.

An amorous poem.

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Of or relating to, or produced by, love.

She read me an amorous poem.

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(dated) Affected with love; in love; enamored.

He had been amorous of her since schooldays.

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Origin of amorous

  • Middle English from Old French amoureus from Medieval Latin amōrōsus from Latin amor love from amāre to love

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (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”).

    From Wiktionary