un·​re·​quit·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈkwī-təd How to pronounce unrequited (audio) \

Definition of unrequited

: not requited : not reciprocated or returned in kind unrequited love

Examples of unrequited in a Sentence

a song about unrequited love
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First Known Use of unrequited

1556, in the meaning defined above

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“Unrequited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrequited. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrequited

: not shared or returned by someone else

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