Love Letter Words for Valentine's Day

Looking for new ways to express your affection (or just interested in the lovable lexicon of Valentine’s Day)? Have a heart and learn these words all about love. XOXO
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  1. adore
    love intensely
    He adored her beyond measure and her sudden death left him literally speechless for days afterwards.Boy: Tales of a Childhood
  2. ardor
    feelings of great warmth and intensity
    His wide-eyed ardor for Penelope begins to grow suspiciously shallow.Washington Times (Jun 20, 2018)
  3. beloved
    dearly loved
    I dream of my beloved, the witty, dark-haired Prince Hamlet, before he was taken from me by madness and death.Ophelia
  4. desire
    want strongly
    I'm dizzy with the desire that sweeps through me from sandal to necklace.You Bring the Distant Near
  5. devoted
    zealous in allegiance or affection
    He was a successful artisan, a keen businessman, and a married man, devoted to his wife.The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  6. enamored
    marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
    “I am enamored of him, Father,” I said clearly, smiling at sweet Edmund.Ella Enchanted
  7. infatuate
    arouse unreasonable love or passion in
    She seemed infatuated; she would not credit, she would not listen to, anything of detriment to her sweetheart's character.Maxwell, W. B. (William Babington)
  8. passion
    a strong feeling or emotion
    More than affection: they loved each other with a passion.The Amber Spyglass
  9. smitten
    affected by something overwhelming
    And I must confess that my susceptible heart was at once smitten with the charms of a young lady who was playing one of the subsidiary parts.Lytton, Henry A.
  10. swoon
    pass out from weakness or physical or emotional distress
    With a great effort Jack controlled the inclination to swoon, and lifted the girl's hand shakily to his lips.Heyer, Georgette
Created on January 29, 2012 (updated February 12, 2019)

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