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1  athletic, beefy    (informal)  brawny, burly, capable, fighting fit, fit, fit as a fiddle, hale, hardy, healthy, Herculean, lusty, muscular, powerful, robust, sinewy, sound, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, tough, virile  

2  aggressive, brave, courageous, determined, feisty    (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)  firm in spirit, forceful, hard as nails, hard-nosed    (informal)  high-powered, plucky, resilient, resolute, resourceful, self-assertive, steadfast, stouthearted, tenacious, tough, unyielding  

3  acute, dedicated, deep, deep-rooted, eager, fervent, fervid, fierce, firm, intense, keen, severe, staunch, vehement, violent, zealous  

4  clear, clear-cut, cogent, compelling, convincing, distinct, effective, formidable, great, marked, overpowering, persuasive, potent, redoubtable, sound, telling, trenchant, unmistakable, urgent, weighty, well-established, well-founded  

5  Draconian, drastic, extreme, forceful, severe  

6  durable, hard-wearing, heavy-duty, on a firm foundation, reinforced, sturdy, substantial, well-armed, well-built, well-protected  

7  bold, bright, brilliant, dazzling, glaring, loud, stark  

8  biting, concentrated, heady, highly-flavoured, highly-seasoned, hot, intoxicating, piquant, pungent, pure, sharp, spicy, undiluted  

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6  characterless, delicate, faint-hearted, feeble, frail, ineffectual, lacking drive, namby-pamby, puny, slight, spineless, timid, unassertive, uncommitted, unimpassioned, weak  

7  dull, insipid, pale, pastel, washed-out  

8  bland, mild, tasteless, vapid, weak  

    adj  aggressive, bullying, coercive, forceful, high-pressure, terror, terrorizing, threatening, thuggish, violent  

determined, firm, independent, iron-willed, resolute, strong-willed, unbending, uncompromising  

strong point    
advantage, asset, forte, long suit    (informal)  métier, speciality, strength, strong suit  

  • love locks  n. padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
  • love to bits  exp. love very much (smth. or smb.)
  • love me, love my dog  exp. expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
  • lul  exp. love you loads

    "je t'aime beaucoup" in French

  • TLC  exp. tenderness, love and care


  • philophobia  n. fear of falling in love
  • he|she loves me not  exp. a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.

    E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.

  • ILY  abbr. acron. Short for "I love you".
  • snorter  n. (british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".


  • bromance  n. blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
  • feel moved  exp. When you feel moved, you have strong feelings of sadness or sympathy because of some moving situation,something touching, poignant, heart-rending, heartbreaking, impelling, motivating, heart-swelling, a situation which clearly stirs something inside, which arouses emotions.
  • get smth./someone out of one's system  exp. get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone

    If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.


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a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

sexual passion or desire.

a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.

(used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?

a love affair; an intensely amorous incident; amour.

sexual intercourse; copulation.

(initial capital letter) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.

affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love of one's neighbor.

strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: her love of books.

the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.

the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.

Chiefly Tennis. a score of zero; nothing.

a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter L.

verb (used with object),loved,lov·ing.

to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.

to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).

to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to love music.

to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants love sunlight.

to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.

to have sexual intercourse with.

verb (used without object),loved,lov·ing.

to have love or affection for another person; be in love.

Verb Phrases

love up,to hug and cuddle: She loves him up every chance she gets.


1tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration.

2liking, inclination, regard, friendliness.


16adore, adulate, worship.

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Idioms about love

    for love,
    1. out of affection or liking; for pleasure.
    2. without compensation; gratuitously: He took care of the poor for love.

    for the love of, in consideration of; for the sake of: For the love of mercy, stop that noise.

    in love, infused with or feeling deep affection or passion: a youth always in love.

    in love with, feeling deep affection or passion for (a person, idea, occupation, etc.); enamored of: in love with the girl next door; in love with one's work.

    make love,
    1. to embrace and kiss as lovers.
    2. to engage in sexual activity.

    no love lost, dislike; animosity: There was no love lost between the two brothers.

Origin of love

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English lufu, cognate with Old Frisian luve, Old High German luba, Gothic lubō; (verb) Middle English lov(i)en, Old English lufian; cognate with Old Frisian luvia, Old High German lubōn “to love,” Latin lubēre (later libēre ) “to be pleasing”; akin to lief


outlove,verb (used with object),out·loved,out·lov·ing.o·ver·love,verb,o·ver·loved,o·ver·lov·ing.

Words nearby love

Louÿs, lovable, lovage, lovastatin, lovat, love, loveable, love affair, love apple, love arrows, love at first sight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021


What is a basic definition of love?

Love is an intense, deep affection for another person. Love also means to feel this intense affection for someone. Love can also refer to a strong like for something or to like something a lot. Love has many other senses both as a verb and a noun.

It is difficult to explain what love is. Love is one of the most intense emotions humans feel in life. It is the opposite of hate, another incredibly intense emotion. When you would do anything for a specific person, that’s usually because you feel love for them.

There are many kinds of deep affection you can have for another person, and they can all be described as love. The love you feel for your parents won’t be the same love you feel for a close friend or a romantic partner. You can also have a strong emotional bond with an animal, such as your dog. That, too, is love.

  • Real-life examples: Spouses hopefully feel love toward each other. It is expected that a parent will have feelings of love for their child. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love.
  • Used in a sentence: The man always helped his daughter out of love for her. 

Love is used in this same sense to mean to feel love toward another person. People who romantically love each other are said to be “in love” and are called lovers. These terms generally imply romantic or sexual attraction.

  • Real-life examples: Romeo loved Juliet. Most parents love their children. A person often loves their boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Used in a sentence: She loves her best friend like a sister. 

Love is also used to refer to a less passionate, but still strong, fondness for something.

  • Real-life examples: Athletes have a love of sports. Readers have a love of books. Artists may have a love of painting, music, or drawing.
  • Used in a sentence: His love of Paris led him to take many trips to France. 

In this sense, love can also be used to mean to really like something or someone. The word lover is used to mean a person who really likes something, as in a “dog lover” or a “food lover.”

  • Real-life examples: Cats love to chase things. Outgoing people love being around other people. Couch potatoes love television.
  • Used in a sentence: I love going to the zoo and seeing all the animals. 

Where does love come from?

The first records of love come from before the 900s. The noun comes from the Old English word lufu, and the verb comes from the Old English lufian. Both of these words are related to older words for love, such as the Old Frisian luve and luvia.

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How is love used in real life?

Love is a very common word that people use to refer to others that they cherish or to things they really like.

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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of love?

A. affection
B. infatuation
C. desire
D. hate


What are other ways to say love?

The noun love refers to a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. When should you use love in place of affection or devotion? Find out on

Words related to love

emotion, tenderness, appreciation, taste, fondness, lust, yearning, passion, affection, respect, friendship, devotion, infatuation, lover, prize, treasure, prefer, admire, choose, cherish

How to use love in a sentence

  • Every now and again, we come across a love story that touches our hearts in more ways than be.

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  • Again, I didn’t think much of it as a 15-year-old, but I just had a love for food.

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  • Ideally you should be growing and evolving at similar rates and speeds for romantic love, I should say.

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  • She’d met me in 1986, at a party for returned Peace Corps volunteers and had fallen in love with the guy who’d just spent two years teaching in Swaziland.

    What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics

  • To be a real home cook, the kind who put love and attention into each dish, was to make everything yourself.

    The Redemption of the Spice Blend|Jaya Saxena|September 10, 2020|Eater

  • What happened to true love knows no boundaries and all that?

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  • “I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.

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  • And we have a lot of great guests this season: Greta Gerwig, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi is back—I love that guy.

    Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.

    Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”

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  • In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.

    Children's Ways|James Sully

  • The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.

    Children's Ways|James Sully

  • Women generally consider consequences in love, seldom in resentment.

    Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou

  • And as she hesitated between obedience to one and duty toward the other, her life, her love and future was in the balance.

    The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux

  • Nothing but an extreme love of truth could have hindered me from concealing this part of my story.

    Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift

British Dictionary definitions for love


(tr)to have a great attachment to and affection for

(tr)to have passionate desire, longing, and feelings for

(tr)to like or desire (to do something) very much

(tr)to make love to

(intr)to be in love


  1. an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard towards a person or thing
  2. (as modifier)love song; love story

a deep feeling of sexual attraction and desire

wholehearted liking for or pleasure in something

  1. God's benevolent attitude towards man
  2. man's attitude of reverent devotion towards God

Also: my lovea beloved person: used esp as an endearment

Britishinformala term of address, esp but not necessarily for a person regarded as likable

(in tennis, squash, etc) a score of zero

fall in loveto become in love

for lovewithout payment

for love or money(used with a negative)in any circumstancesI wouldn't eat a snail for love or money

for the love offor the sake of

in lovein a state of strong emotional attachment and usually sexual attraction

make love
  1. to have sexual intercourse (with)
  2. archaicto engage in courtship (with)

Other words from love

Related adjective: amatory

Word Origin for love

Old English lufu; related to Old High German luba; compare also Latin libēre (originally lubēre) to please

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Other Idioms and Phrases with love

In addition to the idioms beginning with love

  • love affair
  • love at first sight

also see:

  • all's fair in love and war
  • course of true love
  • fall in love
  • for the love of
  • labor of love
  • make love
  • misery loves company
  • no love lost
  • not for love or money
  • puppy love
  • somebody up there loves me

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.


To love greatly or honor highly; idolize


Passionate and tender devotion


Attachment is defined as an additional piece of some type which connects to a specific kind of equipment.


(Countable) Someone or something wished for.


Passion is a strong feeling of love or enthusiasm, especially in the context of a sexual relationship.


(Psychoanalysis) The life instinct, based on the libido, sublimated impulses, and self-preservation


Infatuation is defined as an often short-lived, extreme attraction to someone.


A romantic liking or interest:


(Proper) A representation of Cupid as a naked, winged cherub, as on a valentine


The definition of an emotion is a mental state that is spontaneous and does not come from conscious effort.

be enchanted by

To be passionately devoted

be enraptured by

To be passionately devoted


Yearning is a deep, and sometimes sad, desire.

be fascinated by

To be passionately devoted


The act by which somebody or something is cherished.

be in love with

To be passionately devoted


(Mineralogy) A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.


The definition of glorify is to give praise to God, or to make something seem glamorous or better.


An intense emotion; strong passion


To feel intense dislike, disgust, or hatred for; abhor; detest


Regard is defined as consideration or attention for something or someone.


The practice of sexual relations without romantic commitment between or among partners.


To look upon or worship as a god


Venus is defined as the Roman goddess of beauty and love, or the second planet from the sun.


Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.


To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten:


Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:


A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.


A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion

be enamored of

To be passionately devoted

tender passion

Passionate and tender devotion


(Euphemistic) A recently deceased person.

have affection for

To be passionately devoted


A feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection:


A pleasurable experiencing of something


To hold dear; feel or show love for


To hold steadfastly to; cherish:


A sickle-like weapon, originally used as a tool for cutting weeds.


The state of being carried away with joy, love, etc.; ecstasy


To store away or save up (money, valuables, etc.) as for future use; hoard


be passionately attached to

To be passionately devoted


To give great joy or pleasure to


(Chiefly New England & Upper Southern US) To enjoy (something):

encircle with one's arms

To express love by caresses


be oneself with

To be passionately devoted

press to the heart

To express love by caresses


Of, relating to, or tending to arouse sexual desire.

hold in affection

To be passionately devoted

be captivated by

To be passionately devoted


The definition of an aversion is a dislike or distaste for something or someone, or a desire to avoid something or someone.


The definition of antipathy is something which is naturally opposed or disliked.


One who is fond of or devoted to something:


An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.


A gentle or affectionate touch


To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; — with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science.


A person who loves or is loved truly; (one's) sweetheart

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Synonyms of love in English:


See US English definition of love

See UK English definition of love

See Spanish definition of amor


1‘his friendship with Helen grew into love’


deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment

devotion, adoration, doting, idolization, worship

passion, ardour, desire, lust, yearning, infatuation, adulation, besottedness

2‘her love of fashion’


liking, weakness, partiality, bent, leaning, proclivity, inclination, disposition

enjoyment, appreciation, soft spot, taste, delight, relish, passion, zeal, appetite, zest, enthusiasm, keenness, predilection, penchant, fondness

3‘their love for their fellow human beings’


compassion, care, caring, regard, solicitude, concern, warmth, friendliness, friendship, kindness, charity, goodwill, sympathy, kindliness, altruism, philanthropy, unselfishness, benevolence, brotherliness, sisterliness, fellow feeling, humanity

4‘don't fret, my love’


beloved, loved one, love of one's life, dear, dearest, dear one, darling, sweetheart, sweet, sweet one, angel, honey

lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, betrothed, paramour, inamorata, inamorato


5‘he is confident that their love can survive’


relationship, love affair, affair, romance, liaison, affair of the heart, intrigue, amour

6‘my mother sends her love to you’


best wishes, regards, good wishes, greetings, kind regards, kindest regards, felicitations, salutations, compliments, best, respects


1‘I love you, Rory’


be in love with, be infatuated with, be smitten with, be besotted with, be passionate about

care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on, cherish, worship, idolize, treasure, prize

informal be crazy about, be mad about, be nuts about, be wild about, have a pash on, carry a torch for

British informal be potty about


hate, loathe, detest

2‘Laura had always loved painting’


like very much, delight in, enjoy greatly, have a passion for, take great pleasure in, derive great pleasure from, have a great liking for, be addicted to, relish, savour

have a weakness for, be partial to, have a soft spot for, have a taste for, be taken with, have a predilection for, have a proclivity for, have a penchant for

informal get a kick from of, get a kick out of, have a thing about, have a thing for, be mad about, be mad for, be crazy about, be nuts about, be wild about, be hooked on, get off on, get a buzz from of, get a buzz out of

British informal be potty about, go a bundle on


    fall in love with

    ‘the moment they met he fell in love with her’


    become infatuated with, give one's heart to, lose one's heart to, become smitten with

    informal fall for, fall head over heels in love with, be swept off one's feet by, develop a crush on

    in love with

    ‘I'm in love with Gillian’


    besotted with, infatuated with, enamoured of, love-struck by, smitten with, passionate about, with a passion for, consumed with desire for

    captivated by, bewitched by, enthralled by, entranced by

    devoted to, doting on

    informal crazy about, mad about, nuts about, wild about, bowled over by, carrying a torch for

    British informal potty about

    North American informal twitterpated by


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What are other ways to say love?

Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, or romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause.


How to use love in a sentence



nounillicit sexual relationship


nounillicit sexual relationship

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You should have seen her. The blissful tiredly did not leave the pretty face of her face - a tortured smile, lips, nose, forehead glisten with sperm - Vovka, having finished. In her mouth, became enraged that she was limp, refusing to suck, and pounded her dick in the face while she did not regain consciousness.

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Drenched in heat and sweaty, I sat next to me, looking at Vera's beautiful body, so feminine and accessible. It seemed that steam was coming from the swollen, reddened perineum for the first time. And with Olya in this position, it was not possible to insert the penis to the end, I thought, but quickly realized why, when Vera.

Straightened her legs, her pussy was clearly visible, she looked almost up, and it was impossible to get close to Olya, in this positionshe was hiding, somewhere between her legs.

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