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1. One dedicated to love, especially sexual love.
2. One who writes about love.

[Latin amor, love; see amorous + -ist.]


a lover or a writer about love


(ˈæm ər ɪst)

a person who is devoted to love or writes about love.
[1575–85; < Latin amor love + -ist]
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Noun1.amorist - one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about loveamorist - one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
buff, devotee, lover, fan - an ardent follower and admirer


A man amorously attentive to women:
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Eva, can I fist Sir Omar often, no sonnet for amorists, if in a cave?
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Watteau's touch is as nervous as his subject, as though the paintings themselves belonged to the same psychic reality that was lived by his traveling companies of actors, or his amorists arising from the enchantments of Cythera, or his lords and ladies pausing to embrace or to execute a diversionary dance or to break for a moment the restless comings and goings of frantic and distracted days.