Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A foolish, unreasoning, or extravagant passion or attraction. See Synonyms at love.
  • n. An object of extravagant, short-lived passion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
  • n. An unreasoning love or attraction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of infatuating, or the state of being infatuated; extravagant folly; fatuous devotion or passion: as, infatuation for an unworthy object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. temporary love of an adolescent
  • n. a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration
  • n. an object of extravagant short-lived passion

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Examples

  • The 73-year-old media mogul's wife, Veronica Lario, said last spring she is divorcing Berlusconi for what she called his infatuation with attractive young women.

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  • Berlusconi's wife, a former actress, is suing him for divorce over what she called his infatuation with young women.

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  • The 73-year-old media mogul's wife, Veronica Lario, said last spring she is divorcing him for what she called his infatuation with attractive young women.

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  • I am on the train, going to see James, my long-term infatuation.

    Diary of a separation

  • Upon this occasion my father said, with an expression of unbounded wonder, My dearest Victor, what infatuation is this?

    Chapter 22

  • (I'm working very hard to convince myself my infatuation is healthy.)

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  • So I figured the gigging of Sherer for his McCain infatuation was part partisan and part fun.

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  • Given rap music's long-term infatuation with sportswear, there is something rather fitting in its flirtation with sporting apparel made from what might, with some justification, be called one of the earliest of technical fabrics.

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  • But it's such an important album to me, because it launched a long-term infatuation with U2.

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  • Fisher writes: This violent emotional disturbance that we call infatuation or attraction may begin with a small molecule called phenylethylamine, or PEA.

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