Roget category 9026. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections
[Expression of affection or love.]
billing and cooing,
embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation† — amorous glances.
courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment — lovemaking — serenading — caterwauling.
flirting etc. v. — flirtation, gallantry — coquetry.
true lover's knot, plighted love — love tale, love token, love letter — billet-doux, valentine.
honeymoon — Strephon and Chloe†.
pat on the head,
pat on the cheek —
chuck under the chin,
make much of —
kill with kindness.
clasp, hug, cuddle — fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms — nestle, nuzzle — embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss — salute etc. (courtesy) 894 — fold to the heart, press to the bosom.
bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet — gallivant, galavant — philander — make love — pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to — serenade — court, woo — set one's cap at — be sweet upon, look sweet upon — ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon — faire les yeux doux [Fr.].
fall in love with, win the affections etc. (love) 897 — die for.
propose — make an offer, have an offer — pop the question — plight one's troth, plight one's faith.
sighing like furnace"
caressed etc. v..
faint heart neer won fair lady —"
kisses honeyed by oblivion"
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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