lovemaking


lovemaking
Synonyms and related words:
Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, act of love, admiration, adoration, adultery, affection, agape, aphrodisia, ardency, ardor, ass, attachment, balling, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, carnal knowledge, carnality, charity, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, coldness, commerce, congress, conjugal love, connection, copula, copulation, coupling, desire, devotion, diddling, faithful love, fancy, fervor, flame, flesh, fleshliness, fondness, fornication, free love, free-lovism, frigidity, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, impotence, intercourse, intimacy, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, love, making it with, marital relations, marriage, marriage act, married love, mating, meat, onanism, orgasm, ovum, pareunia, passion, physical love, popular regard, popularity, potency, procreation, regard, relations, screwing, sensuality, sentiment, sex, sex act, sex drive, sexiness, sexual climax, sexual commerce, sexual congress, sexual instinct, sexual intercourse, sexual love, sexual relations, sexual union, sexual urge, sexualism, sexuality, shine, sleeping with, sperm, spiritual love, tender feeling, tender passion, truelove, uxoriousness, venery, voluptuousness, weakness, worship, yearning

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • lovemaking — courtship, mid 15c., from LOVE (Cf. love) (n.) + MAKE (Cf. make). Phrase make love is attested from 1570s in the sense pay amorous attention to; as a euphemism for have sex, it is attested from c.1950 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lovemaking — [n] sexual activity carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, copulation, coquetting, courting, courtship, cuddling, dalliance, fondling, fooling around, foreplay, hugging, intercourse, intimacy, kissing, mating, screwing, sexual intercourse, sexual… …   New thesaurus

  • lovemaking — [luv′māk΄iŋ] n. the act of making love; specif., a) wooing or embracing, kissing, etc. b) sexual intercourse …   English World dictionary

  • lovemaking —    copulation    Originally it implied no more than courtship:     Christopher, in lovemaking, as in most things, would pursue methods unknown to her. (Somerville and Ross, 1894 Christopher was someone who would not have read, let alone put into… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • lovemaking — noun Date: 15th century 1. courtship 2. sexual activity; especially copulation • lovemaker noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lovemaking — /luv may king/, n. 1. the act of courting or wooing. 2. sexual activity. [1400 50; late ME; see LOVE, MAKING] * * * …   Universalium

  • lovemaking — noun a) sexual intercourse b) courtship; amorous advances …   Wiktionary

  • lovemaking — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sexual intercourse, dalliance; petting, fondling, kissing, making out (inf.). See endearment. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. *making out, foreplay, intercourse, coitus, copulation, sexual union,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lovemaking — love|mak|ing [ˈlʌvˌmeıkıŋ] n [U] sexual activity, especially the act of having sex …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lovemaking — love|mak|ing [ lʌv,meıkıŋ ] noun uncount sex, especially between people who love each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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