SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object) to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored. to charm or captivate.
, especially British en·am·our. Origin of enamor 1350–1400; Middle English enamouren
Old French enamourer.
amour Related forms en·am·ored·ness; , especially British en·am·oured·ness, noun half-en·am·ored, adjective o·ver·en·am·ored, adjective self-en·am·ored, adjective un·en·am·ored, adjective
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enrapture Examples from the Web for enamoured Historical Examples of enamoured
I wasn't so
enamoured with the ancients as I thought I was; but I was enamoured with your contemplation of my pose.
We were by this time not
enamoured of campaigning in any large degree, from our own experience of it.
Had I my illusions, I might imagine that my wife must be some woman of whom I should be
It was her beauty had made appeal to him, even as his beauty had
enamoured of such qualities as these is a proof itself of a true lover's nature. British Dictionary definitions for enamoured adjective in love; captivated; charmed
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Word Origin and History for enamoured v.
c.1300, from Old French
enamorer "to fall in love with; to inspire love (12c., Modern French enamourer), from en-, causative prefix (see en- (1)), + amour "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). An equivalent formation to Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese enamorar, Italian innamorare.
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