un·​re·​quit·​ed ˌən-ri-ˈkwī-təd How to pronounce unrequited (audio)
: 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 But what made that performance especially moving was the tragic juxtaposition of Saliers' words, desperately yearning for an unrequited love that will haunt and torment her, against the happily-ever-after suggested by such musical splendor. Journal Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2024 Surviving unrequited love is contingent on how the friend treated their friend during a highly vulnerable moment. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 2 Apr. 2024 Marc is hardly the only one in the movie who learns complicated lessons about grief – all different kinds: grieving unrequited love, younger versions of ourselves, possibilities. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 There are glimmers of unrequited love, of a dark interiority driving the music’s brooding, sci-fi aesthetic. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 21 Feb. 2024 That changes when her little sister (Anna Cathcart) mails each confession and unleashes chaos as each crush confronts her about their unrequited love. Chris Snellgrove, EW.com, 6 Jan. 2024 Sarah Chapin is both amusing and cutting as Mary, the author in unrequited love with Frank (a trait that has always felt underwritten). Zachary Pincus-Roth, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Maya’s unrequited crush on the blonde-haired SEAL and her disdain for Ava is exhausting and childish. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, the tale of unrequited love was recorded by Presley as part of his 1957 Elvis’ Christmas Album project. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unrequited was in 1556

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“Unrequited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrequited. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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