Definition of amatory in English:


Syllabification: am·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌtôrē


  • 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, amorous, romantic, sensual, passionate, erotic, sexy
    informal randy, naughty


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

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