Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a lover or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like or in the manner of a lover

Etymologies

lover +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the jewel idea is nice, but hardly very loverlike.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Suddenly, his expression was anything but loverlike.

    Black Magic

  • There was nothing quite loverlike in the way they interacted.

    The Messenger

  • For my own part, I am very uneasy to think how I have been drawn on one hand, and driven on the other, into a clandestine, in short, into a mere loverlike correspondence, which my heart condemns.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And there was nothing remotely loverlike about the way he treated her.

    The Wizard Of London

  • There was just the right ripple of amusement in her tone to totally depress any loverlike pretensions Ferdinand was nursing.

    The Ideal Bride

  • But if he was courting herit was just a bit difficult to be loverlike when he never saw her except in the company of ten or twenty other people.

    Exile's Valor

  • Her first loverlike kiss — hardly surprising it so fascinated her.

    The Perfect Lover

  • His letters now; though neither long nor loverlike, were more regular than ever they had been before; and when he did return, to my great joy, instead of being worse than when he went, he was more cheerful and vigorous, and better in every respect.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • He wanted to say something loverlike but felt inhibited by her cheerful, matter-of-fact attitude.

    Death of a Dentist

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