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Definition of "amorous" []

  • Strongly attracted or disposed to love, especially sexual love. (adjective)
  • Indicative of love or sexual desire: an amorous glance. (adjective)
  • Of or associated with love: an amorous poem. (adjective)
  • Being in love; enamored: He had been amorous of her since the day they met. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amorous" in a sentence
  • "I saw upon this superb and triumphal vehicle a white swan in amorous embrace with Theseus's daughter, an illustrious nymph of unbelievable beauty."
  • "We'll be going down so deep the river's going to weep, and the mountain's going to shout Amen! It's coming like the tidal flood beneath the lunar sway, imperial, mysterious, in amorous array:"
  • "Now, the idea of a divorce so easy and wilful as Mr. Shaw proposes arises naturally out of an exclusive consideration of what I may call the amorous sentimentalities of marriage."