from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or inclined toward love, especially sexual love; amorous.
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- adj. Pertaining to love; amorous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of love; amatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of love; amorous; amatory; disposed or disposing to love.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inclined toward or displaying love
His form was what phrenologists call amative; and of these facts we have some very curious proofs.
Fanaticism; Its Source and Influence, Illustrated by the Simple Narrative of Isabella, in the Case of Matthias, Mr. and Mrs. B. Folger, Mr. Pierson, Mr. Mills, Catherine, Isabella, &c. &c. A Reply to W. L. Stone, with the Descriptive Portraits of All the Parties, While at Sing-Sing and at Third Street.--Containing the Whole Truth--and Nothing but the Truth.
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.