amativeness


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amativeness

An obsolete term for the tendency to love—i.e., amorousness.
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81) Like Ezra and Angela Heywood, Whitman glorified sexual relations based solely on amativeness or passionate attractions.
For Whitman, amativeness refers only to opposite-sex attraction, while adhesiveness only to same-sex attraction.
These organs included such things as amativeness, cautiousness, secretiveness, destructiveness, benevolence, language, and acquisitiveness.