amative

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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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Adjective[edit]

amative f

  1. feminine plural of amativo