en·​am·​ored i-ˈna-mərd How to pronounce enamored (audio)
variants or British enamoured
: affected by strong feelings of love, admiration, or fascination
Japanese fans took to the gruff Americans, but the homegrown players were less enamored.Mark Bechtel
… he would be enamored of a particular wine for a while, and then switch to a new one that caught his fancy.Lisa King
How did we get to be so enamored of the outdoors?P. J. O'Rourke
Wild mushrooms were my first love. Long before I became enamored with green plants, I was stalking mushrooms …Susun S. Weed

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Computer hackers are always enamored of their new programs and games. Millions of readers have found themselves enamored with Jane Austen's novels. And Romeo and Juliet were, of course, utterly enamored of each other. But we also often use the word in negative contexts: A friend at work may complain that she's not enamored of the new boss, and when you start talking about how you're not enamored with the neighbors it may be time to move. (Note that both of and with are commonly used after enamored.)

Examples of enamored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was enamored with Smith’s pro-style offense and the way offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren calls plays. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2023 That alone presented a problem in a country dependent on enslaved labor but enamored of individual rights. Time, 24 Aug. 2023 Anyone looking to add a pop of metal (or Barbie pink) into their wardrobe will be enamored of the Bisadon dumpling clutch. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 Like many of us who are enamored with the time period, Jones can't help but gush over the accessories. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Aug. 2023 The other possible outcomes are zero and the even more problematic 50 percent, revealing that only one half of the couple is enamored. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Sep. 2023 Paul and his younger brother, Jason, were both enamored of this family business; Jason actually recalls falling asleep in a bass box as a child. Iva Dixit, New York Times, 16 Aug. 2023 When 1923 debuted on Paramount+ in December 2022, viewers immediately became enamored with a new set of Duttons. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 1 July 2023 Probably not worth much, but Dems aren't exactly enamored of Michael Cohen. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enamored was in 1566

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“Enamored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enamored. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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