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Synonyms and Antonyms of love

  1. 1 a feeling of strong or constant regard for and dedication to someone <her love for her children was truly selfless> Synonyms affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, fondness, passion Related Words appetite, fancy, favor, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, taste; craving, crush, desire, infatuation, longing, lust, yearning; ardor, eagerness, enthusiasm, fervor, zeal; appreciation, esteem, estimation, regard, respect; adoration, adulation, deification, idolatry, idolization, worship; allegiance, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, loyalty, steadfastness Near Antonyms allergy, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, disfavor, dislike, enmity, hostility; abhorrence, disgust, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; misanthropy Antonyms abomination, hate, hatred, loathing, rancor

  2. 2 a person with whom one is in love <she is the love of my life> Synonyms beloved, darling, dear, flame, hon, honey, sweetheart, squeeze [slang], sweet, sweetie, sweetie pie, trueloveRelated Words beau, boy, boyfriend, fellow, man, swain; gal, girl, girlfriend, inamorata, ladylove, lass, mistress, tootsie; amour, lover, paramour; doll, duck(s) [chiefly British], pet; date, escort, steady; admirer, gallant, suitor, wooer; groom, husband; bride, wife; significant other; fiancé, intended; crush, heartthrob

  3. 3 positive regard for something <a love of chocolate, which I will pay anything to indulge> Synonyms appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, useRelated Words craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weaknessNear Antonyms apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcernAntonyms aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike

  4. 4 a brief romantic relationship <he refused to discuss past loves> Synonyms amour, fling, affair, love affair, romanceRelated Words intrigue, liaison; dalliance, hanky-panky; attachment, infatuation; entanglement, flirtation; idyll (also idyl), passion; calf-love, puppy love



Synonyms and Antonyms of love

  1. 1 to hold dear <patriots who loved their country well enough to die for it> Synonyms appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value Related Words delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, relish, revel (in); admire, apprize, esteem, regard, respect, revere, reverence, venerate; enshrine, memorialize; adore, caress, dote (on), idolize, worship Phrases set store by (or set store on) Near Antonyms undervalue; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; disdain, high-hat, scorn, scout, slight, sniff (at), snub; bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, kiss off, minimize, put down, write off; abandon, forget, neglect Antonyms disvalue

  2. 2 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for <a husband who loves his wife more than anything> Synonyms adore, cherish, worship Related Words adulate, canonize, deify, idealize, idolize; revere, reverence, venerate; delight (in), dote (on) Phrases carry a torch for (or carry the torch for), fall for, lose one's heart (to) Near Antonyms antagonize, displease; disapprove (of), disfavor, dislike; disgust, nauseate, repel, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn off Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe

  3. 3 to take pleasure in <I love playing Frisbee in the summer rain> Synonyms adore, delight (in), dig, fancy, get off (on), groove (on), like, enjoy, rejoice (in), relish, revel (in), savor (also savour)Related Words admire, appreciate, cherish, revere, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; devour, drink (in), eat (up), feast (on); dote (on), idolize; cotton (to), favor, prefer; indulge (in), luxuriate (in), wallow (in)Near Antonyms abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe; condemn, despise, scorn

  4. 4 to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner <the baby responded to my caresses and kisses by loving me right back> Synonyms caress, gentle, fondle, pat, pet, strokeRelated Words bill, canoodle, cuddle, neck, nestle, nose, nuzzle, snuggle, spoon; feel up, paw; cradle, embrace, enfold, hug; bounce, dandle; knead, massage; baby, coddle, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

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