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.
- am·o·rous·ly, adverb
- am·o·rous·ness, am·o·ros·i·ty [am-uh-ros-i-tee], /ˌæm əˈrɒs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·am·o·rous, adjective
- non·am·o·rous·ly, adverb
- non·am·o·rous·ness, noun
- un·am·o·rous, adjective
- un·am·o·rous·ly, adverb
- un·am·o·rous·ness, noun
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How to use amorous in a sentence
The slow-fly amorousness of the British working classes evidently does not suit the quicker blood of France.Another Sheaf | John Galsworthy
The spectacle of their passion will doubtless be a new one for me, and I shall give my amorousness a rest.Ancient Manners | Pierre Louys
He gazed down upon her with a mixture of amorousness and awe.The Job | Sinclair Lewis
The third characteristic of that vegetation is its marvellous amorousness.The Sea | Jules Michelet
I regret that I find nothing in the biographies which would explain Tieck's exquisite amorousness toward the moon.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking | Isidor Isaak Sadger
British Dictionary definitions for amorous
inclined towards or displaying love or desire
of or relating to love
- amorously, adverb
- amorousness, noun
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