Definition of amorous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈam(ə)rəs/


Showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire: she rejected his amorous advances
More example sentences
  • 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.
romantic, lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent, passionate, impassioned;
in love, enamored, lovesick
informal lovey-dovey, kissy, smoochy, hot



Pronunciation: /ˈam(ə)rəslē/
Example sentences
  • If I'm behaving amorously, I've definitely got serious intent in my head.
  • We might know Paul as a showman, but there is much more to him than amusing stage shows with people being hypnotised to behave amorously towards a broom or act like a sea lion.
  • The film has a young, amoral couple living amorously in Montreal and Toronto, unable to make ends meet.


Pronunciation: /ˈam(ə)rəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Upon hearing her voice on my machine, I was torn between amorousness and horror, especially because the growing anger in her voice was astonishing.
  • ‘There remained only those rare periods of amorousness, which still came to them at times but did not last long.’
  • A fatal disease - tuberculosis, also called consumption - provided a favorite metaphor to represent the destructiveness of feverish emotions, such as pining or amorousness.


Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor 'love'.

Words that rhyme with amorous

clamorous, glamorous

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Syllabification: am·o·rous

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