Amorously



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.
Historical Examples

To Mrs. Dawes, who encouraged him to speak freely, he confided that the comfort and quiet disposed him amorously.
Mary Bjornstjerne Bjornson

He shows it when kissing and amorously fondling the glove she has refused.
Dramatic Technique George Pierce Baker

It was in the arbor, on the same seat of old sticks where formerly Léon had looked at her so amorously on the summer evenings.
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

The spirit of the South overspread her with its wings and took her amorously in its arms.
Septimus William J. Locke

There she is welcomed by her numerous kinswomen, who stroke and lick her amorously, and bestow on her a maternal kiss.
The Insect Jules Michelet

It was in the arbour, on the same seat of old sticks where formerly Leon had looked at her so amorously on the summer evenings.
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert

One night I was amorously attacked in my bedroom by two of the domestics.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

Accordingly, throwing her arms about his neck, she kissed him amorously and he on like wise kissed her.
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio

Why, once Ali had waded into the lake up to his waist to rescue two amorously fluttering butterflies that had fallen into it!
The Lion of Janina Mr Jkai

Soon after she had left the lovers, they woke up, and took leave of each other amorously.
One Hundred Merrie And Delightsome Stories Various

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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