A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [am-uh-tiv]
    • /ˈæm ə tɪv/
    • /ˈæ.mə.tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [am-uh-tiv]
    • /ˈæm ə tɪv/

Definitions of amative word

  • adjective amative of or inclined to love, esp. sexual love 3
  • adjective amative disposed to love; amorous. 1
  • noun amative Pertaining to love; amorous. 1

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Origin of amative

First appearance:

before 1630
One of the 42% oldest English words
1630-40; < Medieval Latin amātīvus, equivalent to amāt(us) (past participle of amāre to love) + -īvus -ive

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Parts of speech for Amative


amative popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

amative usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for amative

adj amative

  • amatory — of, relating to, or inciting sexual love or desire
  • amorous — If you describe someone's feelings or actions as amorous, you mean that they involve sexual desire.
  • ardent — Ardent is used to describe someone who has extremely strong feelings about something or someone.
  • brotherly — A man's brotherly feelings are feelings of love and loyalty which you expect a brother to show.
  • doting — showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile.

adjective amative

  • affectionate — If you are affectionate, you show your love or fondness for another person in the way that you behave towards them.

Antonyms for amative

adj amative

  • platonic — of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms.

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