- 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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Examples from the Web for amorous
He was certainly more than anxious to have an amorous relationship.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer
January 26, 2014
Nobody will argue about the proper English spelling of amorous, from the Latin root amor.Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?
May 31, 2013
In but a few minutes, we were introduced to the object of Justin's amorous display, the gorgeous and talented Linda Fairstein.My Friend Justin Feldman
September 28, 2011
And how amorous you become when your courtship with the muses is going strong.What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011
Starsky + Cox
June 26, 2011
But, I repeat, this question has nothing to do with amorous intoxication.
However, in such cases it is most often the old man who is amorous.
His amorous exaltations are ridiculed, or else they inspire disgust.
From the neighbourhood, now asleep, one now only heard the miawing of an amorous tabby.His Masterpiece
It was she—it was her arms and necks which gave that semblance of amorous vitality to her fruit.The Fat and the Thin
- inclined towards or displaying love or desire
- in love
- of or relating to love
Word Origin and History for amorous
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.