amorous

[am-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
inclined or disposed to love, especially sexual love: an amorous disposition.
2.
showing or expressing love: an amorous letter.
3.
of or pertaining to love: amorous poetry.
4.
being in love; enamored: She smiled and at once he became amorous of her.

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

amorously, adverb
amorousness, amorosity [am-uh-ros-i-tee] , noun
nonamorous, adjective
nonamorously, adverb
nonamorousness, noun
unamorous, adjective
unamorously, adverb
unamorousness, noun


1. loving; amatory. 2. passionate, impassioned; fond, tender. 3. erotic.
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amorous (ˈæmərəs)
 
adj
1.  inclined towards or displaying love or desire
2.  in love
3.  of or relating to love
 
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love]
 
'amorously
 
adv
 
'amorousness
 
n

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amorous
c.1300, from O.Fr. amorous (Mod.Fr. amoreux), from L. amorosum, from amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy).
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Example sentences
The object of your affection should be loving and amorous this evening.
Fall is also moose rutting season and sightings of amorous groups are common.
We've long accepted that hormones can make you amorous, aggressive, or erratic.
Music does a pretty good job of expressing affection, amorous intention, and
  other feelings that can be screwed up by mere words.
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