- a person who is devoted to love and lovemaking.
- a person who writes about love.
Origin of amorist
1575–85; < Latin amor love + -ist
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Examples from the Web for amorist
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.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
It consists but seldom in any regularity of feature, for their appeal is to the amorist rather than to the sculptor in marble.The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia
William Somerset Maugham
This letter, if it had been written by an amorist, would seem either base or priggish.The Art of Letters
A memory of the days when Izaak was an amorist, and shone in love ditties, appears thus.
- a lover or a writer about love
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