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 four young lovers all have their own charms, with Christopher Creane and Wildlin Pierrevil engagingly playing lovesick fools. Matthew J. Palm,, 3 Apr. 2021 Bea and Watson are instead left to lick their lovesick wounds in the finale’s last minutes. Ariana Romero,, 28 Mar. 2021 By the end, as in Ernaux’s book, the affair is finally over, the formerly lovesick woman changed forever by its course. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, 24 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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,, 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, 6 Apr. 2020 Finally, there’s Mrs. Lovett, a little lovesick, a little loony. Matthew J. Palm,, 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of lovesick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lovesick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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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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