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 ?
This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments ofa bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes.
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.
THAMMUZ came next behind, Whose annual wound in LEBANON allur'd The SYRIAN Damsels to lament his fate In amorous dittyes all a Summers day, While smooth ADONIS from his native Rock Ran purple to the Sea, suppos'd with blood Of THAMMUZ yearly wounded: the Love-tale Infected SIONS daughters with like heat, Whose wanton passions in the sacred Porch EZEKIEL saw, when by the Vision led His eye survay'd the dark Idolatries Of alienated JUDAH.
Lucas Beaumanoir hath settled that the death of a Jewess will be a sin-offering sufficient to atone for all the amorous indulgences of the Knights Templars; and thou knowest he hath both the power and will to execute so reasonable and pious a purpose.
The worthy carrier, whose unholy thoughts kept him awake, was aware of his doxy the moment she entered the door, and was listening attentively to all Don Quixote said; and jealous that the Asturian should have broken her word with him for another, drew nearer to Don Quixote's bed and stood still to see what would come of this talk which he could not understand; but when he perceived the wench struggling to get free and Don Quixote striving to hold her, not relishing the joke he raised his arm and delivered such a terrible cuff on the lank jaws of the amorous knight that be bathed all his mouth in blood, and not content with this he mounted on his ribs and with his feet tramped all over them at a pace rather smarter than a trot.
The words, "my heart," "my jewel," "my little pet," "my queen," and the amorous diminutives of 1770, had a grace that was quite irresistible when they came from his lips.
As I hesitated, two of the beautiful Upper-world people came running in their amorous sport across the daylight in the shadow.
Then how much more should you suspect her studied, amorous beauty
His warm and fickle imagination, which in Gascony had rendered formidable to young chambermaids, and even sometimes their mistresses, had never dreamed, even in moments of delirium, of half the amorous wonders or a quarter of the feats of gallantry which were here set forth in connection with names the best known and with details the least concealed.
The next morning he saw Albert pass and repass, holding an enormous bouquet, which he doubtless meant to make the bearer of his amorous epistle.
The party enters the mountain gorge A wild fastness among hills Mountain mutton Peace and plenty The amorous trapper-A piebald wedding-A free trapper's wife-Her gala equipments- Christmas in the wilderness.
said he, "I am mistaken if Mazarin is not laying a snare for this amorous boy.