First Known Use of infatuate
Definition of infatuate
infatuationplay \in-ˌfa-chə-ˈwā-shən, -chü-ˈā-\ noun
Recent Examples of infatuate from the Web
A Dartmouth College graduate, Gottesman became infatuated with sundials after stumbling across a book on the topic in the college library.
Theron once admitted she was infatuated with Tom Hanks as a young girl.
Coming next, Jose Ramirez demands a trade because people are infatuated with Francisco Lindor's smile.
He was infatuated with Tonka toy trucks but couldn't afford to buy them.
Now, Moscow finds itself a pariah once again, unable, at least for the time being, to extract the benefits of an American president who seems personally infatuated with Putin and got to the Oval Office with his help.
A: She was infatuated, like much of Mexican culture is, with death.
Trump has been infatuated with Russia since the late 1980s, when he was asked to visit the Soviet Union by two officials, Yuri Dubinin and Vitaly Churkin, and was welcomed there on the 4th of July in 1987.
Ellie is engaged to the boob Boss Mangan, but she is infatuated with a smooth-talking gentleman played by Stephen Barker Turner, who turns out to be the husband of her new friend Hesione.
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What is the origin of infatuated?
When we speak of someone being infatuated it very often is in relationship to that person having seemingly taken leave of his or her senses, especially in a romantic context (“he was so infatuated that he could not remember what day of the week it was”). This is fitting, as the word shares an origin with the word fatuous, which means complacently or inanely foolish. Both words come from the Latin fatuus (“foolish”), although fatuous is not often used in the romantic contexts in which we find infatuate. When used with a preposition infatuated is typically followed by with.
Origin and Etymology of infatuate
First Known Use: circa 1555See Words from the same year
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