Synonyms of lover in English:


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1‘sometimes I think she had a secret lover’

partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, man, woman, lady friend, lady-love, loved one, beloved, love, darling, sweetheart
mistress, paramour, other man, other woman
inamorata, inamorato
British informal bit on the side
British informal, dated fancy man, fancy woman
archaic swain, concubine, doxy, leman
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