Synonyms for amour

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-moo r
Phonetic Transcription : əˈmʊər

Définition of amour

Origin :
  • c.1300, "love," from Old French amour, from Latin amorem (nominative amor) "love, affection, strong friendly feeling" (it could be used of sons or brothers, but especially of sexual love), from amare "to love" (see Amy). The accent shifted 15c.-17c. to the first syllable as the word became nativized, then shifted back as the naughty or intriguing sense became primary and the word was felt to be a euphemism.
  • A common ME word for love, later accented ámour (cf. enamour). Now with suggestion of intrigue and treated as a F[rench] word. [Weekley]
  • noun romance
Example sentences :
  • Make the best of it, Monsieur Emile, for the sake of my amour propre.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • Every circumstance attending the amour was soon known to Francisco.
  • Extract from : « The Pirate and The Three Cutters » by Frederick Marryat
  • You will acknowledge that to a woman of my age, such an amour must be delicious and unique.
  • Extract from : « City Crimes » by Greenhorn
  • He did not desire the blood of the gentleman; he wanted his pride and amour propre.
  • Extract from : « The Ghost Girl » by H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The amour propre suffers a distinct pain in this acknowledgment.
  • Extract from : « The Tapestry Book » by Helen Churchill Candee
  • Ten to one that he makes the wench pay for the oath and the gendarme for the amour!
  • Extract from : « Notre-Dame de Paris » by Victor Hugo
  • I was prying upon no amour, but seeking to confirm some vague alarms and suspicions.
  • Extract from : « Doom Castle » by Neil Munro
  • We will skip from amour to amour, whirl from vice to vice; you in one direction, I in another.
  • Extract from : « Love and Intrigue » by Friedrich Schiller
  • There is a story that Milo punished him for an amour with his wife.
  • Extract from : « The Student's Companion to Latin Authors » by George Middleton
  • As the thing is not a nascent passion for Bothwell, it may be an amour with Riccio.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of Mary Stuart » by Andrew Lang

Antonyms for amour

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