Definition of amatory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈamət(ə)ri/


Relating to or induced by sexual love or desire: his amatory exploits
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  • In a number of places in his work, Andrews suggests that the erotic / amatory impulse has become overwhelmed by consumerist images and the desires they invoke and create.
  • As a personal poet, he attacked enemies by name and described without inhibition his own amatory exploits.
  • By the same token, Bo Diddley taught the incorrect but unforgettable version of the amatory question: ‘Who Do You Love?’
sexual, erotic, amorous, romantic, sensual, libidinous, passionate, ardent, hot-blooded, sexy;
informal randy, steamy, naughty


Late 16th century: from Latin amatorius, from amator (see amateur).

Words that rhyme with amatory

declamatory, defamatory, exclamatory, inflammatory, proclamatory

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