in·​fat·​u·​at·​ed | \ in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce infatuated (audio) , -chü-ˌā- \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of infatuated was in 1848

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“Infatuated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of infatuated

: filled with foolish or very strong love or admiration


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

Kids Definition of infatuated

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

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