The different aspects of love can be generally illustrated by comparing their corollaries and opposites. As a common look of positive sentiment (a stronger form of like), love is commonly contrasted with abhorrence (or neutral apathy); as a less sexual and more shared and "pure" form of romantic connection, love is generally contrasted with lust; and as an interpersonal relationship with idealistic overtones, love is normally contrasted with friendship, although other connotations of love may be applied to close friendships too.
The very continuation of love is sometimes matter to debate. Some unconditionally refuse the notion as false or meaningless. Others call it a recently-invented abstraction, sometimes dating the "invention" to courtly