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

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Other Words from lovesick

lovesickness noun

Examples of lovesick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lovesick gastropod was a garden snail called Jeremy, named after the reportedly garden-loving, left-wing UK politician Jeremy Corbyn, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Two lefties make a right, if you're a rare garden snail," 2 June 2020 Bands like Lazerhawk, PowerGlove, and Miami Nights 1984 build ornate towers of melancholy synthesizers, lovesick robots, and Velveeta. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "At the end of time and space are phat beats: Blood Machines movie review," 20 May 2020 Both films make the same unfortunate choice: Like Kristoff, Branch is left to languish in an overdone subplot about being lovesick and unable to express your feelings to your best friend. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Trolls World Tour is singing Infinity War's tune without the stakes: Review," 10 Apr. 2020 Among her subjects are Mozart’s starling, who sang one of his early works back to him; Dürer’s rhinoceros, immortalized in a woodcut; and Darwin’s lovesick tortoise. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, "21 new and classic books to keep you in touch with the natural world," 6 Apr. 2020 Finally, there’s Mrs. Lovett, a little lovesick, a little loony. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "In CFCArts’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ David Lowe winningly serves up vengeance | Review," 20 Oct. 2019 When the sea is vast and the ladies are scarce, what’s a lovesick male dolphin to do? Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Dolphin Boy Bands Sing ‘Pop’ Songs in Sync—and the Ladies Want It That Way," 1 Apr. 2020 There be a time for breakup ballads and lovesick anthems. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "ITZY Are K-Pop’s Newest Queens Of Confidence," 31 Jan. 2020 The Prince undergoes the greatest physical and emotional journey, moving from stiff and uncomfortable in his own skin to lovesick to mentally undone. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lovesick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lovesick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovesick. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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lovesick

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of lovesick

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

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