enamored


enamored
enamored, infatuated are very frequently used interchangeably, though with a loss in precision, in the sense of being passionately in love.
Enamored usually connotes complete absorption in the passion
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Elizabeth-Jane ... did not fail to perceive that her father . . . and Donald Farfrae became more desperately enamored of her friend every day— Hardy

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Infatuated, when applied to lovers and their acts, carries much the same implications as enamored but may add the implications of its primary sense (see FOND 1) of blind folly and unreasoning ardor
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you, Scythrop Glowry, of Nightmare Abbey . . . infatuated with such a dancing . . . thoughtless, careless . . . thing as Marionetta— Peacock

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Analogous words: bewitched, captivated, fascinated (see ATTRACT): fond, devoted, doting, *loving

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  • enamored — (adj.) 1630s, pp. adjective from ENAMOR (Cf. enamor) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enamored — [adj] in love amorous, attracted, besotted, bewitched, captivated, charmed, crazy about*, devoted, dotty, enchanted, enraptured, entranced, fascinated, fond, gone*, has a thing about*, hooked*, infatuated, loving, nuts about*, silly about*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Enamored — Enamor En*am or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; with of, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enamored — adj. 1) deeply enamored 2) enamored of * * * deeply enamored enamored of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • enamored — en|am|ored [ ı næmərd ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) enamored of/with impressed with something or enthusiastic about something: She was not enamored of Paris. 2. ) in love with someone: enamored of: She became enamored of the boy next door …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • enamored — adjective totally in love Shes enamored of her new boyfriend. Syn: head over heels, twitterpated …   Wiktionary

  • enamored — Synonyms and related words: attached to, becharmed, bewitched, captivated, charmed, crazy about, devoted to, enamored of, enchanted, enraptured, far gone on, fascinated, fond, fond of, gone on, heartsmitten, hipped on, in love with, infatuate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enamored — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. captivated, enchanted, in love, infatuated; see fascinated . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [i NAM urd] in love, charmed. She is enamored with Hawaii. SYN.: inlove, charmed, captivated, infatuated,… …   English dictionary for students

  • enamored — adjective she was secretly enamored of the prince Syn: in love with, infatuated with, besotted with, smitten with, captivated by, enchanted by, fascinated by, bewitched by, beguiled by; keen on, taken with; informal mad about, crazy about, wild… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • enamored — adj. in love, delighted, charmed en·am·or || ɪ næmÉ™ v. inspire with love or delight (also enamour) …   English contemporary dictionary


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