If you are shot with a mythological arrow by Cupid, the Greek god of love, you may find yourself feeling amorous. Amorous means having strong feelings of love, especially romantic love.

Amorous words or glances show love or desire. This adjective is a Middle English word, borrowed from Middle French, from Medieval Latin amorosus, from Latin amor "love." A more literary and less common synonym is amatory.

Definitions of amorous
  1. adjective
    inclined toward or displaying love
    “feeling amorous
    synonyms: amative
    feeling or showing love and affection
  2. adjective
    expressive of or exciting love or romance
    amorous glances”
    synonyms: amatory, romantic
    feeling or showing love and affection
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