Definition of


  1. (adj, all) inclined toward or displaying love
  2. (adj, all) expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
    amorous glances
    a romantic adventure
    a romantic moonlight ride

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Amorous

amative, amatory, romantic

Alternate forms of Amorous

Derivations: amorousness

Origin of the word Amorous

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. amorous (Mod.Fr. amoreux), from L. amorosum, from amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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