amorous

[am-er-uhs]
adjective
  1. inclined or disposed to love, especially sexual love: an amorous disposition.
  2. showing or expressing love: an amorous letter.
  3. of or relating to love: amorous poetry.
  4. being in love; enamored: She smiled and at once he became amorous of her.

Origin of amorous

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin amōrōsus, equivalent to amor love + -ōsus -ose1, -ous
Related formsam·o·rous·ly, adverbam·o·rous·ness, am·o·ros·i·ty [am-uh-ros-i-tee] /ˌæm əˈrɒs ɪ ti/, nounnon·am·o·rous, adjectivenon·am·o·rous·ly, adverbnon·am·o·rous·ness, nounun·am·o·rous, adjectiveun·am·o·rous·ly, adverbun·am·o·rous·ness, noun

Synonyms for amorous

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British Dictionary definitions for amorosity

amorous

adjective
  1. inclined towards or displaying love or desire
  2. in love
  3. of or relating to love
Derived Formsamorously, adverbamorousness, noun

Word Origin for amorous

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love
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Word Origin and History for amorosity

amorous

adj.

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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