1. Social Affections

[Expression of affection or love] Endearment.

[Nouns] endearment, caress; blandishment, blandiment; �panchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance; caressing.

embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation; amorous glances.

courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment; lovemaking; serenading; caterwauling.

flirting; flirtation, gallantry; coquetry.

true lover's knot, plighted love; love tale, love token, love letter; billet-doux, valentine.

honeymoon; Strephon and Chloe.

[Verbs] caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle; make of, make much of; cherish, foster, kill with kindness.

clasp, hug, cuddle; fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms; nestle, nuzzle; embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss; salute (courtesy) [more]; fold to the heart, press to the bosom.

bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet; gallivant, galavant; philander; make love; pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to; serenade; court, woo; set one's cap at; be sweet upon, look sweet upon; ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon; faire les yeux doux.

fall in love with, win the affections (love) [more]; die for.

propose; make an offer, have an offer; pop the question; plight one's troth, plight one's faith.

[Adjectives] caressing; "sighing like furnace" [Shakespeare]; lovesick, spoony.

[Phrases] "faint heart neer won fair lady"; "kisses honeyed by oblivion" [G. Eliot].

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