- 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
Synonyms for amorous
Examples from the Web for amorously
Historical Examples of amorously
He kissed her violently, and when the kiss was slow in coming she provoked it, amorously.A Virgin Heart
Remy de Gourmont
He shows it when kissing and amorously fondling the glove she has refused.Dramatic Technique
George Pierce Baker
The spirit of the South overspread her with its wings and took her amorously in its arms.Septimus
William J. Locke
He translated vaguely and amorously from the Italian, and had a great deal to do with the composition of the Guirlande de Julie.Aspects and Impressions
It was in the arbour, on the same seat of old sticks where formerly Leon had looked at her so amorously on the summer evenings.Madame Bovary
- inclined towards or displaying love or desire
- in love
- of or relating to love
Word Origin 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.