amorous

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. loving, passionate, amative. See love.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. passionate, affectionate, loving, amatory, erotic, sexual, Romantic, ardent, fervent, tender, devoted, fond, enamored, rapturous, lovesick, languishing, impassioned, deSirous, sentimental, wooing, amative, Anacreontic.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[AM uh rus]
loving, especially in a physical or sexual way.
Feeling amorous, the couple retired to the bedroom.
SYN.: loving, sexual, romantic, seductive, passionate, *turned on, *in the mood, *horny, *hot, lustful, erotic, carnal, affectionate, *touchyfeely, demonstrative, sensuous, tender.
ANT.: *turned off, repulsed
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire: amative, concupiscent, erotic, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lustful, lusty, passionate, prurient, sexy. See SEX. 2. Of, concerning, or promoting sexual love or desire: amatory, aphrodisiac, erotic, lascivious, salacious, sexual, sexy. See SEX.

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  • Amorous — Am o*rous, a. [OF. amoros, F. amoreux, LL. amorosus, fr. L. amor love, fr. amare to love.] 1. Inclined to love; having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment; loving; fond; affectionate; as, an amorous disposition. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amorous — (adj.) c.1300, from O.Fr. amorous (Mod.Fr. amoureux), from L.L. amorosum, from amor love, from amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). Related: Amorously; amorousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • amorous — [am′ə rəs] adj. [ME < OFr amoureus < LL amorosus, loving < L amor, love < amare, to love] 1. full of love or fond of making love 2. in love; enamored or fond (of) 3. full of or showing love or sexual desire [amorous words] 4. of… …   English World dictionary

  • amorous — index hot blooded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amorous — amative, *erotic, amatory Analogous words: passionate, fervid, ardent, *impassioned: *enamored, infatuated: lustful, lascivious (see LICENTIOUS) Antonyms: frigid Contrasted words: *indifferent, aloof, detached: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amorous — [adj] loving, affectionate amative, amatory, aphrodisiac, ardent, attached, boy crazy*, doting, enamored, erotic, fond, girl crazy*, have a crush on*, horny*, hot, hot and heavy*, impassioned, infatuated, in love, lovesick, lovey dovey*, lustful …   New thesaurus

  • amorous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing or feeling sexual desire. DERIVATIVES amorously adverb amorousness noun. ORIGIN Latin amorosus, from amor love …   English terms dictionary

  • amorous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor love, from amare to love Date: 14th century 1. strongly moved by love and especially sexual love < amorous couples > 2. being in love …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amorous — amorously, adv. amorousness, amorosity /am euh ros i tee/, n. /am euhr euhs/, 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… …   Universalium

  • amorous — adjective /ˈæm(ə)ɹəs/ a) 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 …   Wiktionary

  • amorous — /ˈæmərəs / (say amuhruhs) adjective 1. inclined or disposed to love: *the nursing staff of the hospital was composed of women of amorous nature –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. in love; enamoured. 3. showing love: amorous sighs. 4. relating to love: *It …   Australian English dictionary

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