Definition of enamour in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ɪˈnamə/
Pronunciation: /ɛˈnamə/
(US enamor)


(be enamoured of/with/by)
1Be filled with love for: it is not difficult to see why Edward is enamoured of her
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately concepts are easier to love and be enamoured of than people.
  • Why can he not be more vituperative, more passionate, even more enamoured of the boys and of the duty we have entrusted him with?
  • How a record-buying public so enamoured of female singer-songwriters has managed to overlook her is one of the enduring mysteries of recent rock history.
in love with, infatuated with, besotted with, smitten with, love-struck by, captivated by, charmed by, enchanted by, fascinated by, bewitched by, beguiled by, enthralled by, entranced by, enraptured by, keen on, taken with, head over heels for, under the spell of, consumed with desire for
informal mad about, crazy about, wild about, nuts about, potty about, dotty about, bowled over by, hot for, gone on, hooked on, stuck on, struck on, sweet on, soft on, hung up on, carrying a torch for
British informal daft about
North American informal twitterpated by
literary ensorcelled by
1.1Have a liking or admiration for: she was truly enamoured of New York
More example sentences
  • She quickly became enamoured with his style of writing, entranced by his wordsmith abilities and the evident wisdom of his words.
  • The public, though, will also recall many MPs were not enamoured of Margaret Thatcher, barring the fact that she delivered repeated election victories.
  • I'm not altogether enamoured of the EU - although Brussels civil servants can speak more languages than ours, so that's a good point in their favour.


Middle English (formerly also as inamour): from Old French enamourer, from en- 'in' + amour 'love'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: en|am¦our

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.