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amorist

[am-er-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who is devoted to love and lovemaking.
  2. a person who writes about love.
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Origin of amorist

1575–85; < Latin amor love + -ist
Related formsam·o·ris·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for amorist

Historical Examples

  • The possessive instinct is, in its profoundest abyss, an amorist of death.

    The Complex Vision

    John Cowper Powys

  • In the account of this celebrated Arabian amorist, we come upon a very pretty story.

  • It consists but seldom in any regularity of feature, for their appeal is to the amorist rather than to the sculptor in marble.

  • This letter, if it had been written by an amorist, would seem either base or priggish.

  • A memory of the days when Izaak was an amorist, and shone in love ditties, appears thus.


British Dictionary definitions for amorist

amorist

noun
  1. a lover or a writer about love
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