amatory

[ am-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF amatory
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The amatory exploits of Peirithous and Theseus are equally unworthy.

To be sure, this was not by any means his first amatory venture.

Of the Elizabethan amatory verses only a small portion has been transmitted to us.

In fact, gregarious and amatory as are the Ana, Frogs are still more so.

In the child, the moods of the amatory sentiment are exceedingly variable.

My soul recoiled from amatory emotions, or indulged in them only as a remembrance.

The "argument" of "Rigoletto" deals with the amatory escapades of the Duke of Mantua.

Of all the amatory poets of the Anthology, by far the noblest is Meleager.

As it is, these letters are among the curiosities of amatory correspondence.

His amatory conduct has no ancill of Anglo-Saxon love-making.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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