en·​am·​ored | \ i-ˈna-mərd How to pronounce enamored (audio) \
variants: or British enamoured

Definition of enamored

: 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.)

First Known Use of enamored

1566, in the meaning defined above

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“Enamored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enamored. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enamored

: in a state in which you love, admire, or are very interested in something or someone

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