- inclined or disposed to love, especially sexual love: an amorous disposition.
- showing or expressing love: an amorous letter.
- of or relating to love: amorous poetry.
- being in love; enamored: She smiled and at once he became amorous of her.
Origin of amorous
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1. loving; amatory. 2. passionate, impassioned; fond, tender. 3. erotic.
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- inclined towards or displaying love or desire
- in love
- of or relating to love
C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love
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Word Origin and History for amorosity
c.1300, from Old French amorous (Modern French amoureux), from Late Latin amorosum, from amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Related: Amorously; amorousness.
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