amorous

[am-er-uhs]

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.

Nearby words

  1. amorist,
  2. amorite,
  3. amorites,
  4. amorosity,
  5. amoroso,
  6. amorously,
  7. amorph,
  8. amorphia,
  9. amorphism,
  10. amorphous

Origin of amorous

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French < Latin amōrōsus, equivalent to amor love + -ōsus -ose1, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for amorousness

amorous

adjective

inclined towards or displaying love or desire
in love
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 amorousness

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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