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amative

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English

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

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin amātīvus, from amātus, past participle of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] amāre (to love).

Adjective

amative (not comparable)

Positive
amative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Pertaining to love; amorous.

Quotations

  • 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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