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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Blooming love, failed love, unrequited love — there's a song for every shade of romantic feeling. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "The Most Achy-Breaky Songs About Cheating," 5 July 2019 The audience would sigh over that universal pain of a first unrequited love. Lisa Bonos, Washington Post, "Welcome to Rom Com Fest, a haven for fans who never stopped believing in happily ever after," 2 July 2019 But Peter has other plans, which center on MJ (Zendaya), an unrequited crush and a dramatic admission of his feelings atop the Eiffel Tower. Ann Hornaday, Twin Cities, "‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the best kind of superhero film," 2 July 2019 Glynn's unrequited feelings for a male housemate also prompt him to confront his sexuality. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "35 Outstanding LGBTQ+ Books Of 2019," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of unrequited

1556, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrequited was in 1556

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English Language Learners Definition of unrequited

: not shared or returned by someone else

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