amatory

[am-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love:
"amatory poems; an amatory look."
Also, amatorial.
Origin
1590–1600; < Latin amātōrius, equivalent to amā- (stem of amāre to love) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
amatorially, adverb
pseudoamatorial, adjective
pseudoamatory, adjective
Synonyms
amorous, ardent, passionate.
Example Sentences for amatory
True, what the troubadours usually offered from their repertories had a strong amatory strain.
British Dictionary definitions for amatory
amatory or amatorial (ˈæmətərɪ, ˌæməˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire
 
[C16: from Latin amātōrius, from amāre to love]
 
amatorial or amatorial
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin amātōrius, from amāre to love]

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Word Origin and History for amatory
amatory
c.1500, "pertaining to love" (especially sexual love), from L. amatorius "loving," from amator "a lover" (see Amy).
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