amative

[ am-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈæm ə tɪv /

adjective

disposed to love; amorous.

Origin of amative

1630–40; < Medieval Latin amātīvus, equivalent to amāt(us) (past participle of amāre to love) + -īvus -ive

Related forms

am·a·tive·ly, adverbam·a·tive·ness, nounun·am·a·tive, adjectiveun·am·a·tive·ly, adverb
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amative

/ (ˈæmətɪv) /

adjective

a rare word for amorous

Derived Forms

amatively, adverbamativeness, noun

Word Origin for amative

C17: from Medieval Latin amātīvus, from Latin amāre to love
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