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lovesome

[luhv-suh m] /ˈlʌv səm/
adjective
1.
inspiring love; lovely; lovable.
2.
amorous; loving.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English lovesom, Old English lufsum. See love, -some1
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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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