: blindly or utterly infatuated
- They have a mad affair. He is besotted. But she is an expensive partner, and he needs money to keep her in style.
- —Newgate Callendar
- The husband … seems besotted with his wife and horribly jealous of the bird she's protecting.
- —Edmund White
: intoxicated or stupefied especially with drink
- … longed only to get out of the house for a lively evening with his old cronies, who were boorish, bumbling and besotted every last one of them.
- —Dennis Drabelle
- We issued into an empty street through a half-open door, staggering like besotted revellers.
- —Joseph Conrad
She had gone back with him to his flat that first night blindly and besottedly in love with him.
I was besotted with the idea and the reality of Venice, and that besottedness has never quite left me …