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Adjective: loving  lú-ving
  1. Feeling or showing love and affection
    "loving parents"; "loving glances"
Verb: love  lúv
  1. Have a great affection or liking for
    "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
     
  2. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    "I love cooking";
    - enjoy, bask, relish, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Be enamoured or in love with
    "She loves her husband deeply"
     
  4. Have sexual intercourse
    "they made love in the back of the car";
    - sleep together, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]

See also: adoring, affectionate, amative, amatory, amorous, attached, besotted, captivated, charmed, committed, doting, enamored [US], enamoured [Brit, Cdn], fond, idolatrous, in love, infatuated, lovable, loveable, loverlike, loverly, lovesome, overfond, passionate, potty [Brit, informal], romantic, smitten, soft on, taken with, tender, tenderhearted, tender-hearted, touchy-feely, uxorious, warm, warmhearted, warm-hearted

Type of: copulate, couple, like, mate, pair

Antonym: hate, unloving

Encyclopedia: Loving, New Mexico

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