Definition of enamor in English:

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Pronunciation: /iˈnamər/
Pronunciation: /eˈnamər/
(chiefly British enamour)


(be enamored of/with/by)
1Be filled with a feeling of love for: it is not difficult to see why Edward is enamored 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, captivated by, enchanted by, fascinated by, bewitched by, beguiled by;
keen on, taken with
informal mad about, crazy about, wild about, bowled over by, stuck on, hot for, sweet on, carrying a torch for, moonstruck by
literary ensorcelled by
1.1Have a liking or admiration for: she was truly enamored 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'.

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Syllabification: en·am·or

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