adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin amativus, from Latin amatus, past participle of amare Date: 1636 1. amorous 1 2. amorous 3 • amatively adverbamativeness noun

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  • Amative — Am a*tive, a. [L. amatus, p. p. of amare to love.] Full of love; amatory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amative — (adj.) 1630s, pertaining to love, from L. amat , pp. stem of amare to love (see AMY (Cf. Amy)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • amative — amorous, amatory, *erotic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amative — [am′ə tiv] adj. [< ML amativus, lovable < pp. of L amare, to love] of or inclined to love, esp. sexual love amatively adv. amativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • amative — I amative, amatory (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. loving, affectionate; amorous, ardent; erotic. See love. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Feeling or devoted to sexual love or desire: amorous, concupiscent, erotic, lascivious,… …   English dictionary for students

  • amative — amatively, adv. amativeness, n. /am euh tiv/, adj. disposed to love; amorous. [1630 40; < ML amativus, equiv. to amat(us) (ptp. of amare to love) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • amative — adjective Pertaining to love; amorous …   Wiktionary

  • amative — am·a·tive || æmÉ™tɪv adj. showing love, pertaining to love …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amative — am·a·tive …   English syllables

  • amative — am•a•tive [[t]ˈæm ə tɪv[/t]] adj. disposed to love; amorous • Etymology: 1630–40; < ML am′a•tive•ly, adv. am′a•tive•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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