pseudo amatory


[am-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love: amatory poems; an amatory look.
Also, amatorial.

1590–1600; < Latin amātōrius, equivalent to amā- (stem of amāre to love) + -tōrius -tory1

amatorially, adverb
pseudoamatorial, adjective
pseudoamatory, adjective

amorous, ardent, passionate. Unabridged
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amatory or amatorial (ˈæmətərɪ, ˌæməˈtɔːrɪəl)
of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire
[C16: from Latin amātōrius, from amāre to love]
amatorial or amatorial
[C16: from Latin amātōrius, from amāre to love]

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, "pertaining to love" (especially sexual love), from L. amatorius "loving," from amator "a lover" (see Amy).
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