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lovesome

[luhv-suh m]
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adjective
  1. inspiring love; lovely; lovable.
  2. amorous; loving.
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Origin of lovesome

before 1000; Middle English lovesom, Old English lufsum. See love, -some1
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Examples from the Web for lovesome

Historical Examples

  • In June, therefore, the garden was a "Lovesome spot" indeed.

    Patchwork

    Anna Balmer Myers

  • On the pedestal was carved, "A garden is a lovesome spot, God wot."

    Bizarre

    Lawton Mackall

  • Mistress Martin, a pair of lovesome white silk stockings (Note 2).

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Piers was good and lovesome, and I do not blame you for loving him as long as it was right to do so.

    I, Thou, and the Other One

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • But the gate which led to the Lovesome Garden was open wide, so that one might see the Cupid as he rode his swan.

    The Tin Soldier

    Temple Bailey


Word Origin and History for 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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