disposed to love; amorous.
Nor are many persons sufficiently aware of the ruinous extent to which the amative propensity is indulged by married persons.
Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners B.G. Jefferis
It was a surprise to see these leisurely and luxurious animals spattering the water in such an ecstasy of amative rage.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865 Various
Phrenology confirms this; for her amative developments are singularly prominent.
City Crimes Greenhorn
The waiting was tedious, and having been long denied, the amative element could not brook further delay.
The God of His Fathers Jack London
Bending low until his mouth touched hers, he kissed her until her face glowed under the ardor of his amative caress.
The Mask Arthur Hornblow
The natures of both are alike, and any—the least—exercise of the amative function is an injury to one as to the other.
The Ladies Book of Useful Information Anonymous
The amative function is regarded merely as a bait to the propagative, and is merged in it.
History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
He shut up the box and with a bang as an amative couple came into sight.
Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days Arnold Bennett
He was amative or constructive, and at the same time he not only possessed but liked to exercise lucidity of thought.
The French Revolution Hilaire Belloc
a rare word for amorous
1630s, “pertaining to love,” from Latin amat-, past participle stem of amare “to love” (see Amy) + -ive.
Pasquale [puh-skwah-lee,, -ley;; Italian pahs-kwah-le] /pəˈskwɑ li,, -leɪ;; Italian pɑsˈkwɑ lɛ/ (Show IPA), 1879–1942, Italian operatic baritone. Historical Examples There they had drunk the good red wine of Amato and called for brindisi! The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens Galassi, Campanari, Planon, and Amato should be mentioned as other interpreters of the rle. […]
an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT. Historical Examples amatol: a mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene, used for shell-filling. The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various noun an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, used in shells and bombs
of or relating to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love: amatory poems; an amatory look. Historical Examples A small quantity of passion, dexterously meted out, may be ample to inspire an amatorial poet. Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli adjective of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire adj. 1590s, “pertaining to love” (especially sexual […]
of or relating to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love: amatory poems; an amatory look. Contemporary Examples Discretion, it goes without saying, is the cornerstone of long-term success in the amatory arts. The Love Guru Sean Macaulay September 12, 2009 Historical Examples In fact, the genuine nature of the war placed it far above the […]