What does amorous mean?

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ˈæm ər əsamorous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amative, amorousadjective

    inclined toward or displaying love

    "feeling amorous"

  2. amatory, amorous, romanticadjective

    expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance

    "her amatory affairs"; "amorous glances"; "a romantic adventure"; "a romantic moonlight ride"


  1. amorousadjective

    Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition.

    We were both feeling amorous so the inevitable happened.

  2. amorousadjective

    Indicating love or sexual desire.

    She kept making these amorous suggestions.

  3. amorousadjective

    Of or relating to, or produced by, love.

    She read me an amorous poem.

  4. amorousadjective

    Affected with love; in love; enamored.

    He had been amorous of her since schooldays.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amorousadjective

    Etymology: amoroso, Ital.

    Sure, my brother is amorous on Hero; and hath withdrawn her father to break with him about it. William Shakespeare, Much ado about nothing.

    Apes, as soon as they have brought forth their young, keep their eyes fastened on them, and are never weary of admiring their beauty: so amorous is nature of whatsoever she produces. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    The am’rous master own’d her potent eyes,
    Sigh’d when he look’d, and trembl’d as he drew;
    Each flowing line confirm’d his first surprize,
    And as the piece advanc’d, the passion grew. Matthew Prior.

    I that am not shap’d for sportive tricks,
    Nor made to court an am’rous looking-glass,
    I, that am rudely stampt. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    And into all things from her air inspir’d
    The spirit of love, and amorous delight. Parad. Lost, b. viii.

    In the amorous net
    First caught they lik’d; and each his liking chose. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 586.

    O! how I long my careless limbs to lay
    Under the plantane’s shade, and all the day
    With am’rous airs my fancy entertain,
    Invoke the muses, and improve my vein! Edmund Waller.


  1. amorous

    An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Although an intimate relationship is commonly a sexual relationship, it may also be a non-sexual relationship involving family, friends, or acquaintances.Emotional intimacy involves feelings of closeness, relatedness, and vulnerability. This concept has been proven to be an essential aspect for a healthy relationship. Once deeper feelings of liking or loving one or more people arise, it may result in physical intimacy. However, emotional intimacy may or may not be present in physical intimacy depending on the depth of the relationship. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic love, sexual activity, or other passionate attachment. These relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love, which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. Such relationships allow a social network for people to form strong emotional attachments.


  1. amorous

    Amorous refers to showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire or romantic love. It describes a person who is strongly attracted or is in love with someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amorousadjective

    inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition

  2. Amorousadjective

    affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on

  3. Amorousadjective

    of or relating to, or produced by, love

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amorous

    am′or-us, adj. easily inspired with love: fondly in love (with of): relating to love.—n. Am′orist, a lover: a gallant.—adv. Am′orously.—n. Am′orousness. [O. Fr. amorous (Fr. amoureux)—L. amoros-um, amor, love.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amorous in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Prior:

    Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.

  2. André Maurois:

    Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.

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