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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Viewers took to social media to unpack the bombshell episodes, which somehow combined podcasts, unrequited love, and a whole lot of plastic surgery. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'The Blacklist' Dropped a Major Bombshell About Raymond Reddington's True Identity," 29 Apr. 2019 Chuck's crush on Fran Kubelik (the mesmerizing Kristin Chenoweth) remains so unrequited that the object of his affection can't even remember his name for most of the first act. Jennifer Dixon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Broadway's Promises, Promises Promises to Be Charming," 3 May 2010 But unrequited feelings of love and literal holiday magic aside, one of the best things about this movie are the ridiculous original Christmas songs peppered throughout. Kelsea Stahler, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Original Christmas Movies: A Guide to the Cheesy Holiday Flicks," 11 Dec. 2018 About 300 million people around the world use Quora at least once a month to ask and answer questions about politics, faith, calculus, unrequited love, the meaning of life and more; by comparison, Twitter claims 326 million monthly active users. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: The one about Netflix’s $100 million ‘Friends’ deal," 5 Dec. 2018 Bella’s most recent Instagram, posted September 12, features her in lingerie designed by none other than Drake’s ex/possible unrequited love, Rihanna. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Who Is Bella Harris? What We Know About the 18-Year-Old Model Reportedly Dating Drake," 14 Sep. 2018 Until recently Mendes was a popular teen pop star in the vein of Ed Sheeran, singing about crushes, heartbreak and unrequited love. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With new songs, Shawn Mendes makes a mighty impression at Summerfest in Milwaukee," 5 July 2018 Some colleagues were puzzled by Mr. Cohen’s unending—and largely unrequited—affection for Mr. Trump. Alexandra Berzon, WSJ, "‘What’s He Doing Here?’: Inside Trump’s Turbulent Relationship With Michael Cohen," 15 June 2018 Johnson even introduces a flicker of unrequited love between Finn and Rose. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Last Jedi Is a Star Wars Movie That's Truly for Everyone," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unrequited

1556, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unrequited

: not shared or returned by someone else

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