Synonyms of lover in English:


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1‘sometimes I think she had a secret lover’

boyfriend, girlfriend, man friend, woman friend, lady friend, lady-love, beau, loved one, beloved, love, darling, sweetheart
mistress, paramour, other man, other woman
partner, significant other
inamorata, inamorato
informal bit on the side, bit of fluff, toy boy, fancy man, fancy woman, sugar daddy, bird, fella
British informal boyf, girlf
archaic swain, concubine, doxy, leman, courtesan
rare cicisbeo

2‘he was a great lover of country sports’

devotee, admirer, fan, enthusiast, aficionado, follower, supporter, fanatic, addict, hound
informal buff, freak, nut