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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

She did not love him, and the amorousness of the unloved is a bore.
Coquette Frank Swinnerton

He gazed down upon her with a mixture of amorousness and awe.
The Job Sinclair Lewis

I can no longer justify it by my love for the beautiful, or my amorousness, or the faults of my companion.
My Religion Leo Tolstoy

Her trouble was that thoughts and ambitions were in conflict with Gaga’s amorousness.
Coquette Frank Swinnerton

Men, when it came to her type of beauty, were a little too suggestive of their amorousness.
The “Genius” Theodore Dreiser

As she would not endure the amorousness, irritability invariably resulted.
Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives

We know his defiant celebrations of Sex, of amorousness, of maternity; of that Love of Comrades which “passeth the love of women.”
Visions and Revisions John Cowper Powys

The spectacle of their passion will doubtless be a new one for me, and I shall give my amorousness a rest.
Ancient Manners Pierre Louys

inclined towards or displaying love or desire
in love
of or relating to love

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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