lovesick

adjective
love·​sick | \ ˈləv-ˌsik How to pronounce lovesick (audio) \

Definition of lovesick

1 : languishing with love : yearning a lovesick suitor
2 : expressing a lover's longing

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from lovesick

lovesickness noun

Examples of lovesick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Know Constance has come into thirteen like Juliet Capulet, lovesick, desperate, a pawn in the vagaries of jousting boys. Kate Walbert, The New Yorker, "To Do," 26 Aug. 2019 Harry is drunk, despairing, lovesick and lost down blind alleys much of the time. Scott Timberg, latimes.com, "Nordic noir master Jo Nesbø takes another dark twist with 'Knife'," 10 July 2019 Where noise, feedback, and cheering become their own symphony, a combined din that sees people coming together to be lovesick, sad, hurt, and healing together. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The DMCA bell did not toll for a beloved musician—thus, I could grieve him," 6 July 2019 Tveit plays the lovesick writer Christian, who falls for the club's leading lady and courtesan Satine, played by Tony Award winner Karen Olivo, and the actors are just as excited as everyone else that the musical has finally arrived. Suzy Evans, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Moulin Rouge!' Stars Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo Go Deeper and Darker on Stage," 1 July 2019 Victor Souffrant also sounds wonderful, with a ringing tenor as angry Cain that gives way to tenderness as lovesick Japheth, one of Noah’s sons. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "’Children of Eden’ at St. Luke’s: Visually, emotionally spectacular | Review," 10 June 2019 Still, the lovesick hopeless romantic couldn't help but drop a few thoughts about his lady love. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Camila Mendes & Charles Melton Relationship Timeline You Deserve," 15 May 2019 Anyway there’s a nice bit of reflection between Maeve and Dolores with their two lovesick sidekicks: Hector and Teddy. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Westworld: Unraveling the Baffling Time Jumps of “The Reunion”," 29 Apr. 2018 The script ditches its guessing games fairly early on, and as Sawyer’s nightmare brings her ever closer to her tormentor’s lovesick clutches, the movie becomes a different, lesser sort of clinical escapism. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Unsane' review: 'The Crown's' Claire Foy takes a stroll down Shock Corridor," 22 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lovesick.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lovesick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lovesick

Statistics for lovesick

Last Updated

7 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lovesick

The first known use of lovesick was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lovesick

lovesick

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lovesick

: unhappy because of love : feeling weak, foolish, or unhappy because someone you love does not love you

More from Merriam-Webster on lovesick

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lovesick

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for lovesick

Comments on lovesick

What made you want to look up lovesick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

readily or continually undergoing change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!