enamoured


Also found in: Thesaurus.

enamoured

(ɪnˈæməd) or

enamored

adj
in love; captivated; charmed
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

enamoured

adjective
enamoured with in love with, taken with, charmed by, fascinated by, entranced by, fond of, enchanted by, captivated by, enthralled by, smitten with, besotted with, bewitched by, crazy about (informal), infatuated with, enraptured by, wild about (informal), swept off your feet by, nuts on or about (slang) When I was young I was totally enamoured of him.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
يَسْتَهْوي، يُغْرَمُ، يَهْوى
begejstretgladhenrykt
ástfanginn; heillaîur
sužavėtas
aizrāvies ar
yanıp tutuşmak

enamoured

[ɪnˈæmərd] (British) enamored (US) adj
enamoured of sb → amoureux/euse de qn
enamoured of sth, enamoured with sth [+ idea, prospect] → enchanté(e) par qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

enamoured

enamored (Am) [ɪˈnæməd] adj enamoured ofinnamorato/a di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

enamoured

(iˈnӕməd) : enamoured of/with
delighted with. I am not enamoured of the idea of going abroad.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Tottering above In her highest noon The enamoured moon Blushes with love, While, to listen, the red levin(With the rapid Pleiads, even, Which were seven,) Pauses in Heaven
WHILE bathing, Antinous was seen by Minerva, who was so enamoured of his beauty that, all armed as she happened to be, she descended from Olympus to woo him; but, unluckily displaying her shield, with the head of Medusa on it, she had the unhappiness to see the beautiful mortal turn to stone from catching a glimpse of it.
"Look here, heretic, have I not told thee a thousand times that I have never once in my life seen the peerless Dulcinea or crossed the threshold of her palace, and that I am enamoured solely by hearsay and by the great reputation she bears for beauty and discretion?"
Enamoured of the tropics, despite the damage done me, I stopped in various places, and was a long while getting back to the splendid, temperate climate of California.
--All anew, all eternal, all enlinked, enlaced and enamoured, Oh, then did ye LOVE the world,--
Enamoured of the South, of Provence, of its people, its life, its sunshine and its poetry, narrow-chested, tall and short- sighted, he strode along the streets and the lanes, his long feet projecting far in advance of his body, and his white nose and gingery moustache buried in an open book: for he had the habit of reading as he walked.
It was long before I was duly revolted by Esmond's transfer of his passion from the daughter to the mother whom he is successively enamoured of.
Also if David wearies of you he scruples not to say so, but Porthos, in like circumstances, offers you his paw, meaning 'Farewell,' and to bearded men he does this all the time (I think because of a hereditary distaste for goats), so that they conceive him to be enamoured of them when he is only begging them courteously to go.
"Changee for changee!" Kwaque queried back, taking for granted that it was an offer to exchange and wondering whether the little old cook had become enamoured of his precious jews' harp.
Thenceforth sweet Cecily kept the noiseless tenor of her way unvexed by the attentions of enamoured swains.
To deal plainly with the reader, the captain, ever since his arrival, at least from the moment his brother had proposed the match to him, long before he had discovered any flattering symptoms in Miss Bridget, had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthy's house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments; of all which the captain was so passionately fond, that he would most probably have contracted marriage with them, had he been obliged to have taken the witch of Endor into the bargain.
A stiff commissariat officer of sixty, famous as a martinet, had then become enamoured of the gravity with which she drove the proprieties four-in-hand through the cathedral town society, and had solicited to be taken beside her on the box of the cool coach of ceremony to which that team was harnessed.