[am.o.rous] adj [ME, fr. MF, fr. ML amorosus, fr. L amor love, fr. amare to love] (14c) 1: strongly moved by love and esp. sexual love "~ women"
2: being in love: enamored--usu. used with of "~ of the girl" 3 a: indicative of love "received ~ glances from her partner" b: of or relating to love "an ~ novel" -- am.o.rous.ly adv -- am.o.rous.ness n