lovelorn

adjective love·lorn \ ˈləv-ˌlȯrn \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of lovelorn

: bereft of love or of a lover
  • letters from lovelorn soldiers

lovelornness

play \ˈləv-ˌlȯrn-nəs\ noun

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Definition of lovelorn for English Language Learners

  • : unhappy because of love : feeling love for someone who does not feel the same way



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