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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lovesickness noun

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Steve spent multiple years worshipping Miranda like a loyal, lovesick puppy only to turn around and cheat on her? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 Things About the Sex and the City Movie That Are Ridiculous—Even By SATC Standards," 30 May 2018 Ed Sheeran doesn’t sound heartbroken or bitter or lovesick or much of anything beyond cordial while singing Dylan’s most romantic kiss-off song. Jessi Roti,, "15 of the weirdest Bob Dylan cover songs to celebrate his birthday," 24 May 2018 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,, "'Unsane' review: 'The Crown's' Claire Foy takes a stroll down Shock Corridor," 22 Mar. 2018 But Keller makes his Olivia, a lovesick noblewoman who fights off unwanted suitors while coping with her pompous steward, the heart and soul of the show. Matthew J. Palm,, "'Twelfth Night' finds the funny, in Elizabethan style," 8 Mar. 2018 Hunters try to reverse nature by imitating hen calls to get lovesick gobblers to come to them. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "‘The most challenging hunt that anyone could ever experience.’ It starts Saturday. | Miami Herald," 2 Mar. 2018 Here, Balsam talks to T&C about her role as Dallas, the divorced psychologist friend to Sarah Jessica Parker’s currently-splitting Frances, and what’s next for the series’ lovesick characters. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Talia Balsam Takes Us Inside Divorce, TV's Darkest Comedy," 26 Jan. 2018 In addition to the great leads, the surrounding cast is excellent and includes Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy from Game of Thrones) as a lovesick lesbian detective, and Steve Oram (Sightseers, A Dark Song) as James's caring but clueless father. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "The End of the F---ing World Is the Best Dark Comedy on Netflix," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lovesick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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