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Enamored vs. Love: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
Enamored is a temporary state of intense attraction or infatuation, while love represents a deeper and lasting emotional bond characterized by enduring affection.
Enamored vs. Love

Key Differences

Enamored often signifies a strong, perhaps overwhelming, attraction or infatuation towards someone or something. This feeling can be sudden and intense, but may not encompass the depth or commitment associated with love. Love, in contrast, implies a profound, lasting emotional connection that develops over time, often encompassing not just attraction but also care, respect, and commitment.
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The term enamored typically conveys a sense of captivation or charm, which can be fleeting or not fully grounded in the realities of a relationship. It's more about the exhilaration of newfound attraction. Conversely, love represents a multifaceted emotion that combines affection, trust, and deep attachment, often growing stronger and more complex with time.
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Enamored may also describe a strong interest or fascination with things, ideas, or hobbies, not just people. It’s about being swept up in enthusiasm or excitement. Love, on the other hand, goes beyond mere interest or fascination; it involves a sense of belonging, deep care, and a willingness to prioritize another's happiness or well-being.
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In the context of relationships, being enamored can be the initial phase, characterized by idealization and intense passion. Love, in contrast, often emerges after this initial phase, marked by deeper understanding, acceptance of flaws, and a commitment to face challenges together.
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While enamored often has a more romantic or passionate connotation, emphasizing emotional and physical attraction, love encompasses a broader range of emotions and experiences, including platonic love, familial love, and self-love, all of which are characterized by enduring affection and care.
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Comparison Chart

Nature

Infatuation, strong attraction
Deep affection, emotional bond
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Duration

Often temporary, fleeting
Long-lasting, enduring
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Depth

Surface-level, passionate
Profound, encompasses care and trust
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Focus

Physical and emotional attraction
Emotional, intellectual, moral bond
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Associated Feelings

Excitement, idealization
Commitment, respect, understanding
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Scope

Often romantic or specific interest
Includes platonic, familial, self-love
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Enamored and Love Definitions

Enamored

Feeling a strong, often sudden, attraction.
She was enamored with the charm of the quaint seaside town.
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Love

A deep emotional attachment or bond.
The love between lifelong friends is irreplaceable.
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Enamored

Experiencing a sense of infatuation or adoration.
Enamored by her smile, he couldn't look away.
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Love

Feeling a great liking for someone or something.
She had a love for painting that filled her life with joy.
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Enamored

Exhibiting a strong interest or fascination.
She was enamored by the complexity and beauty of classical music.
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Love

A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.
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Enamored

Possessing a keen enthusiasm or passion for something.
Enamored with space exploration, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
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Love

A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
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Enamored

Being captivated or charmed by someone or something.
He became enamored with painting after visiting the art gallery.
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Love

A feeling of kindness or concern by God or a god toward humans.
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Enamored

To inspire with love; captivate
Was enamored of the beautiful dancer.
Were enamored with the charming island.
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Love

Often Love(Christianity) Charity.
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Enamored

In love, amorous.
She's enamored of [or with] her new boyfriend.
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Love

An instance of being in love
Teenage loves can be as fleeting as they are intense.
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Enamored

Simple past tense and past participle of enamor
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Love

A person for whom one has strong feelings of affection
She met her new love at the restaurant.
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Enamored

Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness;
She was crazy about him
Gaga over the rock group's new album
He was infatuated with her
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Love

Used as a term of endearment for such a person.
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Love

An intense emotional attachment to something, as to a pet or treasured object.
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Love

An expression of one's affection
Send him my love.
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Love

A strong predilection or enthusiasm
A love of language.
Love for the game of golf.
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Love

The object of such an enthusiasm
The outdoors is her greatest love.
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Love

Love(Mythology) Eros or Cupid.
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Love

(Sports) A score of zero, as in tennis.
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Love

To feel love for (a person)
We love our parents. I love my friends.
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Love

To feel devotion to (God or a god).
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Love

To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.
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Love

To have an intense emotional attachment to
Loves his house.
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Love

To embrace or caress
They were loving each other on the sofa.
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Love

To like or desire enthusiastically
Loves swimming.
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Love

To thrive on; need
The cactus loves hot, dry air.
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Love

(uncountable) A deep caring for the existence of another.
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Love

(uncountable) Strong affection.
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Love

A profound and caring affection towards someone.
A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.
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Love

Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.
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Love

A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
I have never been in love as much as I have with you.
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Love

A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.
My love of cricket knows no bounds.
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Love

(countable) A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.
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Love

A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
Hello love, how can I help you?
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Love

A thing, activity, etc. which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.
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Love

An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.
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Love

Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.
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Love

.
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Love

(obsolete) A thin silk material.
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Love

A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.
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Love

Zero, no score.
So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.
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Love

Nothing; no recompense.
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Love

To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
I love my spouse.
I love you!
I love that song!
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Love

(transitive) To need, thrive on.
Mold loves moist, dark places.
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Love

(transitive) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
I love walking barefoot on wet grass;
I'd love to join the team;
I love what you've done with your hair
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Love

To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).
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Love

(transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation.
I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.
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Love

A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
Of all the dearest bonds we proveThou countest sons' and mothers' loveMost sacred, most Thine own.
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Love

Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,And won her soul.
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Love

Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
Love, and health to all.
Smit with the love of sacred song.
The love of science faintly warmed his breast.
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Love

Due gratitude and reverence to God.
Keep yourselves in the love of God.
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Love

The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.
Open the temple gates unto my love.
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Love

Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
Such was his form as painters, when they showTheir utmost art, on naked Lores bestow.
Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.
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Love

A thin silk stuff.
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Love

A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).
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Love

Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.
He won the match by three sets to love.
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Love

To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.
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Love

To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.
Wit, eloquence, and poetry.Arts which I loved.
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Love

To have the feeling of love; to be in love.
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Love

A strong positive emotion of regard and affection;
His love for his work
Children need a lot of love
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Love

Any object of warm affection or devotion;
The theater was her first love
He has a passion for cock fighting
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Love

A beloved person; used as terms of endearment
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Love

A score of zero in tennis or squash;
It was 40 love
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Love

Have a great affection or liking for;
I love French food
She loves her boss and works hard for him
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Love

Get pleasure from;
I love cooking
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Love

Be enamored or in love with;
She loves her husband deeply
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Love

Exhibiting a selfless concern for the well-being of others.
His volunteer work showcased his love for his community.
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Love

Embracing an enduring and respectful affection.
Their love grew stronger with each passing year.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What is enamored?

Enamored refers to a state of infatuation or strong attraction towards someone or something.
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What is love?

Love is a deep, enduring emotional connection and affection towards someone or something.
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Can enamored turn into love?

Yes, feelings of being enamored can evolve into love as deeper emotional bonds form.
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Can you be enamored with a hobby or interest?

Yes, one can be enamored with non-personal interests, like hobbies or activities.
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Is being enamored the same as loving someone?

No, being enamored is often more about infatuation, while love is a deeper, more enduring emotion.
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Can love exist without initial infatuation?

Yes, love can develop over time without initial infatuation.
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Can enamored feelings fade quickly?

Enamored feelings can fade, especially if they are based solely on surface-level traits.
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Is enamored a temporary feeling?

Enamored feelings can be temporary, often associated with the early stages of attraction.
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Can you feel enamored towards a stranger?

It's possible to feel enamored by a stranger, often based on physical appeal or perceived qualities.
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Does love always start with being enamored?

Not always. Love can develop gradually without an initial phase of infatuation.
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Is love more about understanding and acceptance?

Yes, love involves understanding, acceptance, and valuing someone deeply.
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Does love involve commitment?

Love often involves a commitment and a willingness to support and care for another.
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Is being enamored a part of romantic love only?

While commonly associated with romance, enamored can also relate to strong interests or passions.
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Can love exist in different forms?

Yes, love exists in various forms, including romantic, platonic, and familial love.
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Does being enamored require knowing someone well?

Not necessarily. Being enamored can occur with limited knowledge about a person.
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Is enamored based more on physical attraction?

Enamored often involves physical attraction but can also be about fascination with qualities or ideas.
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Is love a choice or a feeling?

Love can be seen as both a deep feeling and a choice to commit to caring for someone.
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Can you control feeling enamored?

Being enamored is often a spontaneous feeling, not easily controlled.
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Is love unconditional?

Love can be unconditional, but it often involves mutual respect and understanding.
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Does love grow stronger over time?

Typically, love grows and deepens over time as people build stronger emotional connections.
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