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
Take note of someone close who is amorously inclined.
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