Synonyms for paramour

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-moo r
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌmʊər

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Définition of paramour

Origin :
  • c.1300, noun use of adverbial phrase par amour (c.1300) "passionately, with strong love or desire," from Anglo-French and Old French par amour, from accusative of amor "love," from amare "to love" (see Amy). Originally a term for Christ (by women) or the Virgin Mary (by men), it came to mean "darling, sweetheart" (mid-14c.) and "mistress, concubine, clandestine lover" (late 14c.).
  • noun lover
Example sentences :
  • The king himself now asserts it was because he had tried to seduce his paramour.
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon
  • It is so easy to punish the woman, and yet it is not proved that she was worse than her paramour.
  • Extract from : « Broken Bread » by Thomas Champness
  • How can you be the paramour type if you refuse to fall in love foolishly?
  • Extract from : « The Perfectionists » by Arnold Castle
  • I deduced he was her paramour, husband or close relative, perhaps a brother.
  • Extract from : « Valley of the Croen » by Lee Tarbell
  • For some months she enjoyed with her paramour all for which she had sighed in her home.
  • Extract from : « Paul Clifford, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Come—I am impatient to shed your blood, and that of your paramour.
  • Extract from : « My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson » by George Thompson
  • If her paramour is of low caste similar to herself, he has to marry her.
  • Extract from : « Castes and Tribes of Southern India » by Edgar Thurston
  • He disgraced his honored name by actually marrying his paramour.
  • Extract from : « Facts And Fictions Of Life » by Helen H. Gardener
  • Gyges loved a paramour so passionately that she governed him and the kingdom.
  • Extract from : « The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI) » by Max Duncker
  • And so she took him at night into that cellar to his wife, who was expecting her paramour the leper.
  • Extract from : « The Kath Sarit Sgara » by Somadeva Bhatta

Antonyms for paramour

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