amative

EnglishEdit

Amativeness can be seen at the back-lower portion of the head, just behind the ear.

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amātus, perfect passive participle of amō (love).

AdjectiveEdit

amative (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to love; amorous.
    • 1898, His amative enthusiasm, at which he is himself laughing, and his clever, imaginative, humorous ways, contrast strongly with the sincere tenderness and dignified quietness of the woman. : George Bernard Shaw, The Philanderer
    • 1988, His endearments were not amative or effete, but manly like Churchill's, and gave one a sense of being singled out, of having value. - Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, (Penguin Books, paperback edition, 97)

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AdjectiveEdit

amative f

  1. feminine plural of amativo
Last modified on 22 October 2013, at 17:02