infatuated

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj infatuated marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness "gaga over the rock group's new album","he was infatuated with her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Infatuated Overcome by some foolish passion or desire; affected by infatuation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • infatuated Manifesting extravagant folly; caused by infatuation: as, an infatuated passion for cards. Synonyms Absurd, Silly, Foolish, etc. (see absurd); deluded, doting. See also list under foolish.
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Quotations

  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    “Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over.”
  • Persian Proverb
    Persian Proverb
    “Luck is infatuated with the efficient.”

Usage

In literature:

Another brother, married and a father, as a boy was much given to infatuations for men.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
As for the proprietor of the "Haute Noblesse," I believe he was suffering from an honest infatuation.
"Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
That he himself should ever have been infatuated with Poppy seemed to him now incredible, monstrous.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
A curious infatuation had taken hold of August.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
Only military genius of the first order could now have saved the Piedmontese, and what prevailed was the usual infatuation.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
That Charles was more infatuated even with the wife than with the maid-of-honour is incontestable.
"Love Romances of the Aristocracy" by Thornton Hall
The Infatuation of many Parents.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
It is an infatuation, do you say?
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
And it became more sickening still as Prescott's infatuation clouded more and more the poor fellow's brain.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
No wonder his daughter was infatuated with him.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
John Galbraith wasn't the sort of man to get infatuated with a chorus-girl.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
You ought to forgive one who has been so foolish from infatuation.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
He's already madly infatuated with her.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
And Roger Ingleton, minor, is infatuated.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
I cannot understand his infatuation.
"Twice Bought" by R.M. Ballantyne
We can differentiate between "being in love," "infatuation," and "love.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
It occurred to him that there might have been a case of early infatuation.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
I understand his infatuation.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Then what was the meaning of your apparent infatuation for Psyche?
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
As far as I know, she's as much infatuated with him as ever.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
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In poetry:

Maurice:
Time was when to pleasure her girlish whim,
In my blind infatuation,
I've freely endangered life and limb;
Aye, perilled my soul's salvation.
"The Old Leaven" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
—And still it's not an infatuation.
Santa Maria.
It's not. It's not.
Though I never know at the start what's what, I dread the thought
Of you leaving ——
And that you'll be wed, no less, To have done whatever another man pleases.
"To A Person" by KotaroTakamura

In news:

Palin's Big Oil infatuation .
Is it a foolish infatuation or a great love story.
What's our infatuation with this number.
The Perils of High School Infatuation .
The Endless Infatuation With Getting 'Gatsby' Right.
Also causing sales problems for these high-end systems are the public's infatuation with tablets and smartphones.
Not that adults don't nurse unhealthy crushes and regress madly under the pressure of hopeless infatuation, which may be Gray's point.
After a lifetime of infatuation with Volkswagens, Blue Nelson of San Fernando, California, fell hard for post-war Chryslers.
Could a chemical actually make someone fall in love—not merely infatuation or lust, but lasting love, the kind that forms the foundation of marriages and turns two-timing Lotharios into faithful spouses.
You forget sometimes, with all the attention showered on the iPad and iPhone, that Apple's initial infatuation was with traditional computers.
First it seemed like infatuation.
So, apparently my bacon infatuation continues.
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He has a reputation as one of those guys who has been infatuated with them since he was a little kid.
A chance encounter, infatuation, weak knees, delicious satisfaction you get the picture.
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