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Roget category 902

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#902. [Expression of affection or love.] Endearment


endearment, caressblandishment, blandimentpanchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-pankycaressing.
embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculationamorous glances.
courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment lovemakingserenadingcaterwauling.
flirting etc. v. — flirtation, gallantrycoquetry.
true lover's knot, plighted lovelove tale, love token, love letterbillet-doux, valentine.
honeymoonStrephon and Chloe.


caress, fondle, pet, dandlepat, pat on the head, pat on the cheekchuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cocklemake of, make much ofcherish, foster, kill with kindness.
clasp, hug, cuddlefold in one's arms, strain in one's armsnestle, nuzzleembrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kisssalute etc. (courtesy) 894fold to the heart, press to the bosom.
bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquetgallivant, galavantphilandermake lovepay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions toserenadecourt, wooset one's cap atbe sweet upon, look sweet uponogle, cast sheep's eyes uponfaire les yeux doux [Fr.].
fall in love with, win the affections etc. (love) 897die for.
proposemake an offer, have an offerpop the questionplight one's troth, plight one's faith.


caressing etc. v. — sighing like furnace" [Shakespeare]; love-sick, spoony.
caressed etc. v..


faint heart neer won fair lady —" kisses honeyed by oblivion" [G. Eliot].

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