Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being amorous, or inclined to love or to sexual pleasure; fondness; lovingness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being amorous, or inclined to sexual love; lovingness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being amorous.

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

  • noun a feeling of love or fondness
  • noun the arousal of feelings of sexual desire

Etymologies

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amorous +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It is only afterwards that, surviving many minor gods of war, he becomes a leader of hosts, a sort of divine knight and patron of knighthood; and, through the old intricate connexion of love and war, and that amorousness which is the universally conceded privilege of the soldier's life, he comes to be very near Aphrodite, -- the paramour of the goddess of physical beauty.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • The Greeks, including Helen's wronged husband, Menelaus, ultimately admired Helen for her amorousness.

    The Gods Return

  • I wriggled closer and pulled Jamie's head down as though overcome by amorousness.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Watson was thrilled that the scene delivered the sort of amorousness the filmmakers wanted.

    Daniel Radcliffe: Emma Watson Kisses 'Like An Animal'

  • Watson was thrilled that the scene delivered the sort of amorousness the filmmakers wanted.

    Daniel Radcliffe: Emma Watson Kisses 'Like An Animal'

  • Jamie Cullum sang this song about enduring amorousness on the soundtrack of "Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason" in 2004. 5.

    October 2007

  • Dr. Mitchell-Smith argues that rather than considering the works of this period as representing conflicts between masculine and feminine identities, we can read these texts as expressions of the balance between two extremes of masculine behavior—courtly amorousness on one end and knightly violence on the other.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Dr. Mitchell-Smith argues that rather than considering the works of this period as representing conflicts between masculine and feminine identities, we can read these texts as expressions of the balance between two extremes of masculine behavior—courtly amorousness on one end and knightly violence on the other.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Dr. Mitchell-Smith argues that rather than considering the works of this period as representing conflicts between masculine and feminine identities, we can read these texts as expressions of the balance between two extremes of masculine behavior—courtly amorousness on one end and knightly violence on the other.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • And at the very same time he represented physical as well as mental attributes which were agreeable to her — amorousness without the courage at the time, anyhow, to annoy her too much; reverence which yet included her as a very human being; a mental and physical animation which quite matched and companioned her own.

    An American Tragedy

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  • This word is just wrong. I do not love it. I cannot love it. I cannot even pretend to be fond of it. There must be a more elegantly written term for this.

    October 1, 2008

  • Amorousal?

    October 1, 2008

  • No. I reject amorousal as well.

    Mind you I have nothing against a---------s itself. It's the word that bothers me. All those wanton vowels or something.

    October 7, 2008