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Dictionary entry overview: What does amorousness mean?. AMOROUSNESS (noun) The noun AMOROUSNESS has 2 senses. A feeling of love or fondness 2. The arousal of feelings of sexual desire Familiarity information: AMOROUSNESS used as a noun is rare. Synonyms for amorousness This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term amorousness. Princeton's WordNet (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate these synonyms: amorousness, enamoredness (noun) a feeling of love or fondness.


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(14th century) From Old Frenchamoros, amoreus, from Medieval Latinamōrōsus, from Latinamor(love), related to Latinamāre(to love). Compare Frenchamoureux(in love).


  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.mɹəs/, /ˈæ.mə.ɹəs/


amorous (comparativemore amorous, superlativemost amorous)

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  1. Inclined or having a propensity to love, or to sexualenjoyment.
    We were both feeling amorous so the inevitable happened.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter V, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, :
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
    Synonyms:loving, fond, affectionate
  2. Indicating love or sexual desire.
  3. Of or relating to, or produced by, love.
    She read me an amorous poem.
  4. (dated) Affected with love; in love; enamored.

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  • Catalan: amorós(ca)
  • Dutch: amoureus(nl)
  • Esperanto: amema, amorema
  • Finnish: lemmenkipeä
  • French: amoureux(fr)
  • German: amourös(de), verliebt(de)
  • Greek: ερωτόληπτος(el)m(erotóliptos)
    Ancient: φίλερως(phílerōs)
  • Interlingue: amorosi
  • Italian: amoroso(it)m, amorosa(it)f
  • Portuguese: amoroso(pt)
  • Romanian: amoros(ro)m
  • Russian: влю́бчивый(ru)(vljúbčivyj)
  • Spanish: amoroso(es)m, cariñoso(es)m
  • Telugu: కాముకము(te)(kāmukamu)
  • Turkish: aşık(tr)pl
  • Catalan: amorós(ca)
  • Finnish: lemmekäs
  • French: amoureux(fr)
  • German: anzüglich(de), erotisch(de), amourös(de), verliebt(de)
  • Greek: ερωτικός(el)m(erotikós)
  • Portuguese: amoroso(pt)
  • Russian: любо́вный(ru)(ljubóvnyj), аму́рный(ru)(amúrnyj)
  • Spanish: amoroso(es)
  • Catalan: amorós(ca)
  • Dutch: amoureuze(nl)
  • Finnish: rakkaus-
  • French: amoureux(fr)
  • German: Liebes-, amourös(de), liebschaftlich
  • Greek: ερωτικός(el)m(erotikós)
  • Polish: miłosny(pl)
  • Portuguese: amoroso(pt)
  • Romanian: amoros(ro)m, de amor
  • Russian: любо́вный(ru)(ljubóvnyj)
  • Dutch: verliefd(nl)
  • Finnish: rakastunut(fi)
  • French: amoureux(fr)
  • German: verliebt(de)
  • Greek: ερωτευμένος(el)m(erotevménos)
  • Portuguese: enamorado(pt)
  • Romanian: amorezat(ro)m, înamorat(ro)m
  • Russian: влюблённый(ru)(vljubljónnyj), очаро́ванный(ru)(očaróvannyj)(charmed), без ума́(ru)(bez umá)(crazy, out of mind), в восто́рге(ru)(v vostórge)(delighted)
  • Spanish: enamorado(es)


  • amorous in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • amorous in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
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Pronunciation /ˈam(ə)rəs//ˈæm(ə)rəs/


  • Showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire.

    • ‘No wonder that he can awaken amorous desires even in those who should know better.’
    • ‘Enchanted by the warmth of her smile, Brian suddenly felt confused by an unexpected rush of amorous desire.’
    • ‘US women who initially reject his amorous advances often have a change of heart when they run his name through a search engine.’
    • ‘Unsuspecting new boyfriends have found themselves on the receiving end of my amorous advances when we arrived at that song on the turntable.’
    • ‘Imagine how I'd tell you of my valiant attempts to fight off her amorous advances!’
    • ‘Thus, my amorous advances are met with one of those dreaded five phrases.’
    • ‘And no, there is no insurer who can protect you from the advances of amorous waiters or leather jacket salesmen.’
    • ‘As a woman, how do you reject a man who is amorous in his advances in a way that doesn't scar him for life.’
    • ‘If you've been dying to talk about a romantic outdoor interlude, amorous nature lovers can now rejoice.’
    • ‘Kate does not feel comfortable granting amorous affections in such a public place as a street.’
    • ‘Your off-duty mood will be quite amorous and passionate, so you are likely to make somebody quite happy.’
    • ‘The amorous Nightingale first came forward almost beside himself with passion.’
    • ‘Carefully blending amorous subtlety with a more solid and dense desire, the band sound solid and fluent on stage.’
    • ‘These works are considered as icons of amorous pursuits in an age of gallantry and the accompanying and complementary coquetry.’
    • ‘I think there would be a certain amount of consensus about that, even amongst the most quixotic and naturally amorous of us.’
    • ‘Together the trio brave flash floods, runaway trains, explosions, and attention by amorous bulls.’
    • ‘No, don't worry, I'm not about to argue that it's those with looks of glee on their faces and amorous suitors latched onto each arm.’
    • ‘I learned this from classmates bragging about their amorous conquests of the night before.’
    • ‘Firefighters were called to the rescue yesterday after hundreds of amorous frogs arrived at their mating pond to find it dried up.’
    • ‘He first turns her down stating that he had quit practice but later takes up the case as the young lovers reminded him of his amorous youth.’


Middle English via Old French from medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor ‘love’.


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