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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amorousness - a feeling of love or fondnessamorousness - a feeling of love or fondness  
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
2.amorousness - the arousal of feelings of sexual desireamorousness - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
carnality, lasciviousness, lubricity, prurience, pruriency - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness


The passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other:
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The values and principles incorporated were creativity, respect, perseverance, belonging, amorousness, horizontality and environmental justice.
13) Karl Young judiciously sums up the heterogeneous nature of the book as follows: 'In the agreeable melange are expressed sly merriment, outspoken anger, equivocal amorousness, pious laudation, and dramatic tension'.
In the Shunga period the depiction of maithuna or amorousness of humans and of animals may have some fertility significance, but the one belonging to the Kushana period exhibits similarities with Amaravati reliefs in its style and sophistication of content.
The natural elements of the sexual relation serve as necessary givens for the moral problem of this transmutation: (1) carnal attraction, (2) amorousness, (3) childbearing.
The eroticization of Gawain's disloyalty also recalls stereotypical Trojan amorousness.
With scarcely less amorousness he sketched a small still-life of six onions and a head of garlic displaying their flaky obesity on a kitchen towel.
of Nebraska Press, 1986), 281-87, reads Troilus and Criseyde as an analogous instance of characters (the narrator, Pandarus, Troilus, and Criseyde) who through bad reading, writing, and speaking fail to perceive their militant language of amorousness as figurally repeating broader historical patterns.
Sergei continues to observe her playing from a distance, where he remains "almost invisible," and the amorousness occasioned by the sight of her sound also persists: "When he was not expecting it, I would rise from the piano, go up to him, and try to detect on his face signs of excitement--the unnatural brightness and moistness of his eyes, which he tried to conceal in vain" (PSS 5: 108).
But contemporary society usually responds to drama that is full of amorousness and that leads to lewdness; without this kind of drama, the theater would be closed in less than a month.
You may not be able to predict the amorousness or fertility of any given bunny-couple, but get 100 rabbits together in a nice lush thicket without any predators, and you'll be able to guess how many more there'll be a year later with surprising accuracy.
Although Venus is connected to amorousness it has other qualities too, not least, giving us an appreciation of anything slightly naughty.