lovesome

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • loosome (dialectal)
  • lossom (dialectal)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lufsom, lufsum, from Old English lufsum (loving, lovable, pleasant), equivalent to love +‎ -some.

AdjectiveEdit

lovesome (comparative more lovesome, superlative most lovesome)

  1. Worthy of love; having qualities that inspire love; lovable.
  2. Lovable on account of beauty; lovely; beautiful; winsome.
    Thomas Edward Brown (1830-97) "My Garden"
    A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
  3. Loving; manifesting love or affection; affectionate; friendly.
  4. Amorous; romantic.

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Last modified on 12 October 2013, at 00:37