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Synonyms for love
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. love

    Affection is kindly feeling, deep, tender, and constant, going out to some person or object, being less fervent and ardent than love, whether applied to persons or things. Love is an intense and absorbing emotion, drawing one toward a person or object and causing one to appreciate, delight in, and crave the presence or possession of the person or object loved, and to desire to please and benefit the person, or to advance the cause, truth, or other object of affection; it is the yearning or outgoing of soul toward something that is regarded as excellent, beautiful, or desirable; love may be briefly defined as strong and absorbing affection for and attraction toward a person or object. Love may denote the sublimest and holiest spiritual affection as when we are taught that "God is love." Charity has so far swung aside from this original meaning that probably it never can be recalled (compare BENEVOLENCE). The Revised Version uses love in place of charity in 1 Cor. xiii, and elsewhere. Love is more intense, absorbing, and tender than friendship, more intense, impulsive, and perhaps passionate than affection; we speak of fervent love, but of deep or tender affection, or of close, firm, strong friendship. Love is used specifically for personal affection between the sexes in the highest sense, the love that normally leads to marriage, and subsists throughout all happy wedded life. Love can never properly denote mere animal passion, which is expressed by such words as appetite, desire, lust. One may properly be said to have love for animals, for inanimate objects, or for abstract qualities that enlist the affections, as we speak of love for a horse or a dog, for mountains, woods, ocean, or of love of nature, and love of virtue. Love of articles of food is better expressed by liking, as love, in its full sense, expresses something spiritual and reciprocal, such as can have no place in connection with objects that minister merely to the senses. Compare ATTACHMENT; FRIENDSHIP.

    See synonyms for ANTIPATHY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    affection, attachment, attraction, charity, devotion, fondness, friendship, liking, regard, tenderness

    Preposition:
    Love of country; for humanity; love to God and man.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovenoun

    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection

    "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"

    Synonyms:
    dear, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  2. love, passionnoun

    any object of warm affection or devotion

    "the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";

    Synonyms:
    erotic love, mania, cacoethes, love life, beloved, passionateness, dearest, passion, warmth, making love, rage, honey, lovemaking, sexual love, dear, heat

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  3. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, lovenoun

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

    Synonyms:
    dear, lamb, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  4. love, sexual love, erotic lovenoun

    a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction

    "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love"

    Synonyms:
    dear, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  5. lovenoun

    a score of zero in tennis or squash

    "it was 40 love"

    Synonyms:
    dear, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  6. sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love, love lifeverb

    sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people

    "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"

    Synonyms:
    dear, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    Antonyms:
    hatred, hate, detest

  7. loveverb

    have a great affection or liking for

    "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"

    Synonyms:
    jazz, have sex, do it, enjoy, hump, bang, screw, have intercourse, sleep together, bonk, know, roll in the hay, get it on, lie with, have it away, be intimate, eff, have a go at it, get laid, bed, make out, have it off, sleep with, make love

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  8. love, enjoyverb

    get pleasure from

    "I love cooking"

    Synonyms:
    jazz, have sex, do it, enjoy, hump, bang, screw, relish, have intercourse, sleep together, bonk, know, roll in the hay, get it on, lie with, have it away, be intimate, eff, delight, bask, have a go at it, get laid, bed, make out, have it off, savour, savor, sleep with, revel, make love

    Antonyms:
    hate, hatred, detest

  9. loveverb

    be enamored or in love with

    "She loves her husband deeply"

    Synonyms:
    jazz, have sex, do it, enjoy, hump, bang, screw, have intercourse, sleep together, bonk, know, roll in the hay, get it on, lie with, have it away, be intimate, eff, have a go at it, get laid, bed, make out, have it off, sleep with, make love

    Antonyms:
    hatred, hate, detest

  10. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonkverb

    have sexual intercourse with

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

    Synonyms:
    spang, discern, bang, screw, acknowledge, recognise, deal, whop, grapple, get along, bop, distinguish, go to sleep, bash, make love, do, jazz, cheat, roll in the hay, sock, cut, be intimate, retire, pick out, live, eff, go to bed, bonk, recognize, spot, hunch over, slam, do it, chicane, have intercourse, hit the sack, make out, manage, jockey, have sex, tell apart, complete, cognise, neck, whap, fill out, fill in, have a go at it, drive in, bed, have it away, sleep with, enjoy, sack out, hit the hay, contend, hunch forward, issue, hump, get laid, have it off, make do, sleep together, get by, write out, turn in, cope, crawl in, chouse, experience, know, come, get it on, kip down, shaft, fare, lie with, cognize, hunch

    Antonyms:
    hatred, hate, detest

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Editors Contribution

  1. amory

    from the romance-language amour.

    polyamory: loving multiple others.

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  
  2. genipapadverb

    genipap means love.

    i genipap you!

    Submitted by fefewpoop on September 7, 2021  
  3. lakshman

    you are a lakshamanan

    Submitted by anonymous on February 17, 2021  
  4. wislynoun

    to have great affection towards someone

    wisly is everywhere

    Submitted by enockwisly24 on November 25, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. loveverb

    Synonyms:
    have affection for, regard with affection

  2. loveverb

    Synonyms:
    have a passionate affection for, be in love with, be enamoured of

  3. loveverb

    Synonyms:
    like, be pleased with

  4. loveverb

    Synonyms:
    delight, take pleasure

  5. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    affection, affectionate regard

  6. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    attachment, passionate affection, the tender passion

  7. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    liking, fondness

  8. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    lover, person beloved

  9. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    cupid, god of love

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lovenoun

    Synonyms:
    affection, devotion, infatuation, passion, amorousness, amativeness, cupid, eros, venus, aphrodite, amorino, philanthropy, storge

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Love":

    Arsénio Sebastião Cabúngula, Love Cabungula

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How to use love in a sentence?

  1. Pamela Wells:

    Summer is loved by both of them, and they want their little sister to come home, to whoever has her, I hope they have the sense enough to bring her back because her daddy and her mama love her.

  2. Carl Jung:

    If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.

  3. Quentin Crisp:

    Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

  4. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables:

    Woe, alas, to those who have loved only bodies, forms, appearances! Death will rob them of everything. Try to love souls, you will find them again.”

  5. Sinclair Lewis:

    What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.


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