smitten

adjective smit·ten \ ˈsmi-tᵊn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of smitten

:deeply affected with or struck by strong feelings of attraction, affection, or infatuation
  • Trillin leaves no doubt he was smitten with his wife, as were others.
  • —Peter Stevenson
  • Tatiana is smitten with Onegin and declares her love in a letter to him.
  • —Harold C. Schonberg
  • As you may know I married Zelda Sayre, the Montgomery girl I was so smitten with.
  • —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A prodigious number of Americans have become smitten with cats.
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  • Once in Bangkok, he was so smitten by the city that he decided to settle there permanently …
  • —Geri Trotta
  • I was incredulous when I found that you, too, were smitten.
  • —Edna O'Brien

First Known Use of smitten

1773



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