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amatory

a·ma·to·ry

amatory

 
pronunciation:
ae m to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or concerning physical love or the expression of love.
amatory poetry
synonyms:
amorous, erotic
similar words:
ardent, fervent, fond, impassioned, lovesick, loving, passionate, romantic, tender
Word Parts
The word amatory contains the following parts:
am, ama, amor Latin root that means love, friendship
synonyms:
phil, philo, -philia, -phile
 
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).