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love

(Affection), noun adoration, ardor, attachment, attraction, cherishing, closeness, craving, crush, desire, devotedness, devotion, emotion, enchantment, esteem, fancy, fervor, flame, fondness, friendship, intimacy, like, liking, longing, mutual attraction, passion, rapture, regard, sentiment, tender passion, true love, wanting, warmth, weakness, yearning
Associated concepts: marriage ceremonies, same-sex marriages

love

(Penchant), noun affection, avocation, consummng interest, dedication, devotion, effort, inclination, likening for an interest, passion, predilection, pursuit, relished interest, vocation, zest for an effort
See also: affection, affinity, predilection, regard
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He evinces such attitudes toward the graduate student Dale Kohler (whom he twice wishes dead), his wife, Esther (whom he sexually rejects and whose affinity for red wine and Italian opera and other habits he derides), and his son, Richie (whom he lovelessly stereotypes as intellectually deficient).
Her first boyfriend this was only the second had been a taxidermist hall" a century older, who had lovelessly seduced her among the hungry multitudes awaiting Colonel Lindberg's toylike craft, and later killed himself for her with a chocolate bullet in the heart.
FILMS: One-off showing of 21Grams starring Sean Penn as an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre whose life becomes entangled with that of a housewife and an ex-convict after a terrible accident that changes all their lives.