from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of smite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made irrationally enthusiastic.
- adj. In love.
- v. Past participle of smite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of smite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Struck hard; afflicted; visited with some great disaster; suddenly or powerfully affected in body or mind: sometimes used in compounds, as fever-smitten, drought-smitten, love-smitten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
- adj. (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
The term smitten is here significant and deserves our serious consideration.
It's a clever mix of slightly blurred actual history and fiction that Sarah Bower has created, and I was smitten from the very first page on finding myself right in the thick of battle, fire-tipped arrows and severed hands the lot.
I am still a fan of Fairy Tales and remain smitten with any story that begins, “Once upon a time …”
While I watched in smitten disbelief, he began furiously licking whatever salty ankle-sweat he found there -- his whole 12 oz. body thrashing back and forth with the adorable joy of a pup who hasn't figured out yet how to wag his tail without knocking himself over.
It's no secret that I am enamored with the tablet computer (did I really use the word smitten in my early review?), but there are some definite drawbacks here, too.
"I would never dream of saying I was 'smitten' -- with _you_."
And here, because I’m totally smitten, is Anna looking absolutely GORGEOUS in some silly magazine:
(Yes, celebrating is the right word -- I think Mr. Majors has pioneered what could be called the smitten narrator.)
Or James may be said of jaculum, a dart and copis smiting, which is to say smitten with a dart, or smitten with glaives.
i love when people say "smitten" - it's so often appropriate. how cute!
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.