Amorous



inclined or disposed to love, especially sexual love:
an amorous disposition.
showing or expressing love:
an amorous letter.
of or relating to love:
amorous poetry.
being in love; enamored:
She smiled and at once he became amorous of her.
Contemporary Examples

And how amorous you become when your courtship with the muses is going strong.
What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011 Starsky + Cox June 25, 2011

He was certainly more than anxious to have an amorous relationship.
Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer John Suchet January 25, 2014

In but a few minutes, we were introduced to the object of Justin’s amorous display, the gorgeous and talented Linda Fairstein.
My Friend Justin Feldman Martin London September 27, 2011

Nobody will argue about the proper English spelling of amorous, from the Latin root amor.
Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl? Daniel Gross May 30, 2013

Historical Examples

His dark-blue eyes, guiltless of amorous droop, wide and bright, had in them a strained intensity of regard that was painful.
A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris

However, in such cases it is most often the old man who is amorous.
The Sexual Question August Forel

Amongst the rest was the illustrious peer of amorous memory.
Amelia Henry Fielding

But, I repeat, this question has nothing to do with amorous intoxication.
The Sexual Question August Forel

I thought I would like to speak to her, not for any amorous reasons, but because I felt curious to hear her adventures.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

It was she—it was her arms and necks which gave that semblance of amorous vitality to her fruit.
The Fat and the Thin Emile Zola

adjective
inclined towards or displaying love or desire
in love
of or relating to love
adj.

c.1300, from Old French amorous (Modern French amoureux), from Late Latin amorosum, from amor “love,” from amare “to love” (see Amy). Related: Amorously; amorousness.

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