in·​fat·​u·​at·​ed in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce infatuated (audio)
: 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

Examples of infatuated in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infatuated was in 1848

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“Infatuated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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