unrequited

adjective
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
Recent Examples on the Web Attendees can drop their name into a hat to tell a 5-minute story of love gone bad, from the anguish of unrequited love to the sting of a breakup. al, "6 Birmingham Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day events to attend, plus more," 7 Feb. 2020 Reports citing a police report suggest Hachiyanagi may have attacked her colleague over unrequited love. Fox News, "Massachusetts professor accused of trying to kill faculty colleague in Christmas Eve attack," 5 Jan. 2020 On the other end of the spectrum, Timothée Chalamet continues to assert himself as our inevitable millennial heartthrob as romantic neighbor boy Laurie, burning with swoon-worthy unrequited love for Jo. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "‘Little Women’: What director Greta Gerwig gets exactly right in this retelling," 25 Dec. 2019 Poor George takes this as an encouragement, the woes of unrequited love. Kristin Vartan, EW.com, "The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10," 11 Nov. 2019 Poor George takes this as an encouragement, the woes of unrequited love. Kristin Vartan, EW.com, "The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10," 11 Nov. 2019 Poor George takes this as an encouragement, the woes of unrequited love. Kristin Vartan, EW.com, "The Dickinson recap binge guide: Episodes 1-10," 11 Nov. 2019 Secretly, of course, because, honestly, where would Zoey 101 go without Chase’s unrequited love? Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, ""Zoey 101" Cast Predicted Their Characters' Futures in Hypothetical Reboot," 21 Nov. 2019 The characters grapple with unrequited love, parent-child conflicts, lost friendships, pregnancy scares, depression, self-loathing, and other age-old adolescent issues presented for a distinctly Gen Z audience. Naomi Fry, Vogue, "Why the Fashion World Can’t Get Enough of Euphoria Makeup," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unrequited

1556, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2020

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“Unrequited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrequited. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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unrequited

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of unrequited

: not shared or returned by someone else

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