Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 897. Love.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
897. Love.
NOUN:LOVE, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling; tenderness &c. adj.; heart, brotherly love; charity, good will; benevolence [See Benevolence]; attachment; fondness &c. adj.; liking; inclination (desire) [See Desire]; regard, dilection [obs.], admiration, fancy.
  yearning, eros [Gr. &epsigmac;ρω&sigmavar;], tender passion, amour; gyneolatry; gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.
  mother love, maternal love, natural affection, storge [Gr. στοργ&etatono;].
  attractiveness, charm; popularity; idol, favorite [See Favorite].
  god of love, Cupid, Venus, Eros, Kama [Hindu]; myrtle; turtle dove, sparrow; cupid amoretto; true lover’s knot; love -token, - suit, - affair, - tale, - story; the old story, plighted love; courtship [See Endearment]; amourette; free-love.
  LOVER, suitor, fiancé [F.], follower [colloq.], admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret [obs.], amorist, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man [colloq.], flame [colloq.], love, truelove: leman [archaic], Lothario, gallant, paramour, captive; amoroso, cavaliere servente, cicisbeo, caro sposo [all It.].
  LADYLOVE, sweetheart, mistress, inamorata, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa [It.]; betrothed, affianced, fiancée [F.].
  flirt, coquette, amorette.
  pair of turtledoves; abode of love; Agapemone [Ch. hist.].
VERB:LOVE, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with &c. adj.; have -, entertain -, harbor -, cherish- a love for &c. n.; regard, revere; take to, bear love to, be wedded to; set one’s affections on; burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer éperdument [F.]; dote- on, - upon.
  make much of, feast one’s eyes on; hold dear, prize; hug, cling to, cherish, caress, fondle, pet.
  take a fancy to, look sweet upon [colloq.]; become enamored &c. adj.; fall in love with, lose one’s heart; desire [See Desire].
  EXCITE LOVE; win -, gain -, secure -, engage- the -love, - affections, - heart; take the fancy of; have a place in -, wind round- the heart; attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head.
  get into favor; ingratiate -, insinuate -, worm- oneself; propitiate, curry favor with, pay one’s court to, faire l’aimable [F.], set one’s cap at [colloq.], coquet, flirt.
ADJECTIVE:LOVING &c. v.; fond of; taken with [colloq.], struck with [colloq.], smitten, bitten [colloq.]; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed &c. v.; in love; lovesick; over head and ears in love.
  affectionate, tender, sweet upon [colloq.], sympathetic, amorous, amatory; fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly.
  LOVED &c. v.; beloved, well beloved, dearly beloved; dear as the apple of one’s eye, nearest to one’s heart; dear, precious, darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.
  congenial; to -, after- one’s -mind, - taste, - fancy, - own heart; in one’s good graces (friendly) [See Friendship].
  LOVABLE, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, winsome, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, miable; seraphic or seraphical, angelic, like an angel.
  1. Amantes amentes.—Terence
  2. Credula res amor est.—Ovid
  3. Militat omnis amasius.—Ovid
  4. Omnia vincit amor.—Vergil
  5. Si vis amari ama.—Seneca
  6. The sweetest joy, the wildest woe.—Bailey
  7. Affection is a coal that must be cool’d; Else, suffer’d, it will set the heart on fire.—Venus and Adonis
  8. Affection lights a brighter flame Than ever blazed by art.—Cowper



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