American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or inclined toward love, especially sexual love; amorous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of love; amorous; amatory; disposed or disposing to love.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of love; amatory.
- adj. inclined toward or displaying love
- From Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amātus, perfect passive participle of amō ("love"). (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin amātīvus, capable of love, from amātus, past participle of Latin amāre, to love. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His form was what phrenologists call amative; and of these facts we have some very curious proofs.”
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“The waiting was tedious, and having been long denied, the amative element could not brook further delay.”
“Mr. Anesko's writes of "thinly veiled homoeroticism" of James's letters to Andersen and elsewhere of their "undeniably amative nature.”
“For that matter, though not amative to any considerable degree so far as I have discovered, I was never outside the atmosphere of women until now.”
“But situated here he could not go so far as amative cruelty.”
“A similar thing has been seen to take place in those birds that are amative, as partridges and hens.”
“Just like the maquiladora plants, the amative establishments that served their employees operated on a twenty-four-hour work schedule.”
“Forty-second Street had been a sort of Hell's Gate, a place for the grotesquely amative intermingling of species.”
“I fully expected that we would be even later, for the pro cess of fastening buttons has the effect of arousing Emerson's amative instincts.”
“Nor are many persons sufficiently aware of the ruinous extent to which the amative propensity is indulged by married persons.”
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