Definition of amorous in English:



  • Showing, feeling, or relating to sexual desire.

    ‘she rejected his amorous advances’
    • ‘US women who initially reject his amorous advances often have a change of heart when they run his name through a search engine.’
    • ‘And no, there is no insurer who can protect you from the advances of amorous waiters or leather jacket salesmen.’
    • ‘No, don't worry, I'm not about to argue that it's those with looks of glee on their faces and amorous suitors latched onto each arm.’
    • ‘No wonder that he can awaken amorous desires even in those who should know better.’
    • ‘The amorous Nightingale first came forward almost beside himself with passion.’
    • ‘Firefighters were called to the rescue yesterday after hundreds of amorous frogs arrived at their mating pond to find it dried up.’
    • ‘Together the trio brave flash floods, runaway trains, explosions, and attention by amorous bulls.’
    • ‘Kate does not feel comfortable granting amorous affections in such a public place as a street.’
    • ‘Imagine how I'd tell you of my valiant attempts to fight off her amorous advances!’
    • ‘Your off-duty mood will be quite amorous and passionate, so you are likely to make somebody quite happy.’
    • ‘I learned this from classmates bragging about their amorous conquests of the night before.’
    • ‘If you've been dying to talk about a romantic outdoor interlude, amorous nature lovers can now rejoice.’
    • ‘Carefully blending amorous subtlety with a more solid and dense desire, the band sound solid and fluent on stage.’
    • ‘He first turns her down stating that he had quit practice but later takes up the case as the young lovers reminded him of his amorous youth.’
    • ‘Enchanted by the warmth of her smile, Brian suddenly felt confused by an unexpected rush of amorous desire.’
    • ‘Unsuspecting new boyfriends have found themselves on the receiving end of my amorous advances when we arrived at that song on the turntable.’
    • ‘As a woman, how do you reject a man who is amorous in his advances in a way that doesn't scar him for life.’
    • ‘Thus, my amorous advances are met with one of those dreaded five phrases.’
    • ‘I think there would be a certain amount of consensus about that, even amongst the most quixotic and naturally amorous of us.’
    • ‘These works are considered as icons of amorous pursuits in an age of gallantry and the accompanying and complementary coquetry.’
    lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent
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Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor ‘love’.