infatuated

adjective in·fat·u·at·ed \ in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd , -chü-ˌā- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of infatuated

: filled with or marked by a foolish or extravagant love or admiration
  • an infatuated lover
  • In spite of the fact that he was often bewildered and scandalized, he was still as infatuated as he had been that first Sabbath morning.
  • —Elizabeth George Speare
  • Philip had recently fathered a second son, with his new wife, Cleopatra, with whom he appeared to be giddily infatuated.
  • —Joseph Heller
  • … I have seldom seen a man more infatuated with a woman than he is with our beautiful neighbour …
  • —Arthur Conan Doyle
  • At twelve, I became infatuated with science itself when my seventeen-year-old camp counselor began talking about amoebae. She called them a "weird animal."
  • —Lynn Margulis

First Known Use of infatuated

1848


INFATUATED Defined for Kids

infatuated

adjective in·fat·u·at·ed \ in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd \

Definition of infatuated for Students

: having a foolish or very strong love or admiration He's infatuated with a movie star.


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