Flirtatious vs Amorous - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between flirtatious and amorous

is that flirtatious is of or pertaining to flirtation while amorous is inclined or having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment.

flirtatious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to flirtation.
  • (of a person) Having a tendency to flirt often.
  • Synonyms

    * cheeky, coquettish

    Antonyms

    * prudish, reserved

    Derived terms

    * flirtatiously * flirtatiousness

    amorous

    English

    Alternative forms

    * amourous

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inclined or having a propensity to love, or to sexual enjoyment.
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  • Indicating love or sexual desire.
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  • Of or relating to, or produced by, love.
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  • (lb) Affected with love; in love; enamored.
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  • Synonyms

    (inclined or having a propensity to love) loving; fond; affectionate

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