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 need of any amatory embellishments.
Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving

To be sure, this was not by any means his first amatory venture.
Quin Alice Hegan Rice

Cleveland’s most famous poem of the amatory, as The Rebel Scot is of the political, kind.
Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III John Cleveland

In fact, gregarious and amatory as are the Ana, Frogs are still more so.
The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton

Engagements of this sort, the amatory monarch seldom failed to fulfil.
Heroines of the Crusades C. A. Bloss

In the child, the moods of the amatory sentiment are exceedingly variable.
The Sexual Life of the Child Albert Moll

It is not simply “a man,” or even “an amatory hero” that is portrayed in “Don Juan.”
Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld

His amatory conduct has no ancill of Anglo-Saxon love-making.
Idling in Italy Joseph Collins

As an amatory poet he is the poet of pleasure and intrigue rather than of tender sentiment or Ovid.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various

of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire

1590s, “pertaining to love” (especially sexual love), from Latin amatorius “loving,” from amatus, past participle of amare (see Amy).


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