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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
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-amatorial

amatory

/ˈæmətərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire
Word Origin
C16: from Latin amātōrius, from amāre to love
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Word Origin and History for pseudo-amatorial

amatory

adj.

1590s, "pertaining to love" (especially sexual love), from Latin amatorius "loving," from amatus, past participle of amare (see Amy).

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