[ am-er-uhs ]
/ ˈæm ər əs /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR amorous
1 sensual; passionate.
2 amatory, loving, impassioned; fond, tender.
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Origin of amorous
OTHER WORDS FROM amorous
am·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, adverb
non·am·o·rous·ness, nounun·am·o·rous, adjectiveun·am·o·rous·ly, adverbun·am·o·rous·ness, noun
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How to use amorous in a sentence
You need not pull my whiskersSo amorously, my dove; 'Tis something quite apart fromThe gentle cares of love.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The wind across the waves tugged amorously at her hair and whimpered and caressed her.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Watteau bowed amorously before the gods and demigods of Olympus; he had found the gate to his Eden.
He shows it when kissing and amorously fondling the glove she has refused.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
A letter of mine to Mary, rather amorously worded, found its way into the hands of Doctor Morgan.
British Dictionary definitions for amorous
/ (ˈæmərəs) /
inclined towards or displaying love or desire
of or relating to love
Derived forms of amorousamorously, adverbamorousness, noun
Word Origin for amorous
C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love
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