amorous Definition

  • 1showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire
  • 2relating to love or a romantic relationship

Using amorous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "amorous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    He wrote her an amorous letter.

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    The couple shared an amorous embrace.

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    She was in an amorous mood after their date.

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    The novel is filled with amorous scenes.

amorous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for amorous

Phrases with amorous

  • flirtatious or sexual behavior intended to initiate a romantic or sexual relationship


    She rejected his amorous advances and told him she just wanted to be friends.

  • amorous intentions

    the desire or intention to pursue a romantic or sexual relationship


    He made it clear that he had amorous intentions towards her.

  • a romantic or sexual relationship between two people


    Their amorous relationship lasted for several months before they decided to break up.

Origins of amorous

from Old French 'amoureus', from 'amour' meaning 'love'


Summary: amorous in Brief

'Amorous' [ˈæmərəs] describes feelings or behavior related to sexual desire or romantic relationships. It can be used to describe anything from a flirtatious letter to a passionate embrace. Phrases like 'amorous advances' and 'amorous intentions' denote flirtatious or sexual behavior. 'Amorous' is a formal term that can be used interchangeably with 'romantic' or 'passionate.'