amorous

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæmərəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæmərəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(amər əs)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
am•o•rous /ˈæmərəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. relating to or expressing love, esp. sexual love:amorous glances.
am•o•rous•ly, adv. 
am•o•rous•ness, n. [uncountable]See -am-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
am•o•rous  (amər əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. inclined or disposed to love, esp. 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.
amo•rous•ly, adv. 
amo•rous•ness, am•o•ros•i•ty  (amər əs),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin amōrōsus, equivalent. to amor love + -ōsus -ose1, -ous
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1275–1325
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged loving;
      amatory.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged passionate, impassioned;
      fond, tender.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged erotic.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
amorous /ˈæmərəs/ adj
  1. inclined towards or displaying love or desire
  2. in love
  3. of or relating to love
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Medieval Latin amōrōsus, from Latin amor love

ˈamorously adv ˈamorousness n
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