amorous


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am·o·rous

 (ăm′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Full of or strongly disposed to romantic love.
2. Indicative of love or sexual desire: an amorous glance.
3. Of or associated with love: an amorous poem.
4. Being in love; enamored: He had been amorous of her since the day they met.

[Middle English, from Old French amoureus, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor, love, from amāre, to love.]

am′or·ous·ly adv.
am′or·ous·ness n.

amorous

(ˈæmərəs)
adj
1. inclined towards or displaying love or desire
2. in love
3. of or relating to love
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love]
ˈamorously adv
ˈamorousness n

am•o•rous

(ˈæm ər əs)

adj.
1. inclined or disposed to love, esp. sexual love.
2. showing, expressing, or pertaining to love.
3. being in love; enamored (usu. fol. by of).
[1275–1325; < Middle French < Latin amōrōsus <amor love]
am′o•rous•ly, adv.
am′o•rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amorous - inclined toward or displaying loveamorous - inclined toward or displaying love; "feeling amorous"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
2.amorous - expressive of or exciting sexual love or romanceamorous - expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance; "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

amorous

amorous

adjective
1. Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire:
2. Of, concerning, or promoting sexual love or desire:
Translations

amorous

[ˈæmərəs] ADJ [person, look] → apasionado
to feel amoroussentirse apasionado
he made amorous advances to his secretaryse le insinuó a su secretaria

amorous

[ˈæmərəs] adj (literary or humorous) [feelings, adventures, attentions] → amoureux/euse
to make amorous advances towards sb → faire des avances à qn

amorous

adjamourös; look alsoverliebt; to make amorous advancesAnnäherungsversuche plmachen

amorous

[ˈæmərəs] adjamoroso/a; (stronger) → appassionato/a
References in classic literature ?
For whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom.
And that she stealeth to their ear to whisper secrets into it, and amorous flatteries: of this do they plume and pride themselves, before all mortals!
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
Then how much more should you suspect her studied, amorous beauty
The Shoshonie beauties became objects of rivalry among some of the amorous mountaineers.
At that time in the Rostovs' house there prevailed an amorous atmosphere characteristic of homes where there are very young and very charming girls.
May be,' my friend, I replied, is not the word; say rather `must be affirmed:' for he whose nature is amorous of anything cannot help loving all that belongs or is akin to the object of his affections.
Not otherwise than when a kite, tremendous bird, is beheld by the feathered generation soaring aloft, and hovering over their heads, the amorous dove, and every innocent little bird, spread wide the alarm, and fly trembling to their hiding-places.
You recollect with what amorous curiosity your thought and your gaze were riveted upon this little whirlwind, hissing and humming with wings of purple and azure, in the midst of which floated an imperceptible body, veiled by the very rapidity of its movement.
So," said the poet, somewhat disappointed in his amorous hopes.
Yes," she said, "you have guessed the truth; that suitor and amorous swain, Jacob, did not come on my account.
Many are in each region passing fair As the noon sky, more like to goddesses Than mortal creatures, graceful and discreet, Expert in amorous arts, enchanting tongues Persuasive, virgin majesty with mild And sweet allayed, yet terrible to approach, Skilled to retire, and in retiring draw Hearts after them tangled in amorous nets.