amativeness


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Noun1.amativeness - the arousal of feelings of sexual desireamativeness - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
carnality, lasciviousness, lubricity, prurience, pruriency - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

amativeness

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His imagination invested her with the taste for the fine arts which ho required from a wife, and he married her in her first season, only to discover that the amativeness in her temperament was so little and languid that she made all his attempts at fondness ridiculous, and robbed the caresses for which he had longed of all their anticipated ecstasy.
The cranial divisions of amativeness or individuality or destructiveness were fully legible to the perceptive and skilled phrenological reader, but more significantly, becoming such a skilled reader was not a difficult achievement.
Cummings' Zoopoetics" (59-90), suggests how, "directly or indirectly, Cummings revisits and expands many of the themes central to Whitman's Leaves of Grass: sex, amativeness, animality, the earth, plants, animals, and the dynamics between an individual and a community.