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amorous

[ am-er-uhs ]
/ ˈæm ər əs /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of amorous

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin amōrōsus, equivalent to amor “love” + -ōsus -ose1, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for amorous

amorous
/ (ˈæmərəs) /

adjective

inclined towards or displaying love or desire
in love
of or relating to love

Derived forms of amorous

amorously, adverbamorousness, noun

Word Origin for amorous

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love
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