lovesome

[luhv-suh m]

adjective

inspiring love; lovely; lovable.
amorous; loving.

Nearby words

  1. lover, samuel,
  2. loverly,
  3. lovers' lane,
  4. loves park,
  5. lovesick,
  6. lovestruck,
  7. lovey,
  8. lovey-dovey,
  9. loving,
  10. loving cup

Origin of lovesome

before 1000; Middle English lovesom, Old English lufsum. See love, -some1

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Word Origin and History for lovesome

lovesome

adj.

Old English lufsum "worthy of love," from love (v.) + -some (1). Early 13c. as "lovely," 1720 as "amorous." An old word that might be useful in its original sense. Related: Lovesomely; lovesomeness.

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