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amorous

am·o·rous

amorous

pronunciation:
ae m rs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: generally inclined to feeling romantic love, or inclined at a particular time to engage in romantic or sexual activity.
He was never an amorous man, and he was quite content as a priest.She cuddled up close to him, but he was not feeling amorous.
synonyms:
amatory, enamored, loving, passionate, sexual
antonyms:
cold
similar words:
affectionate, ardent, devoted, doting, erotic, gallant, impassioned, lovesick, romantic, tender
definition 2: expressing, pertaining to, or resulting from love.
He wrote his wife amorous letters when he was overseas.
synonyms:
amatory, enamored, loving, passionate
similar words:
affectionate, ardent, devoted, doting, gallant, impassioned, lovesick, romantic, tender
derivations: amorously (adj.), amorousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word amorous contains the following parts:
am, ama, amor Latin root that means love, friendship
synonyms:
phil, philo, -philia, -phile