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  • n. Alternative form of limerence.


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  • The title of Tennov's book is "Love and Limerence", not "Love and Limerance".

    January 20, 2009

  • limerance – the initial exhilarating rush of falling in love; the state of "being in love".

    Limerance, unlike 'infatuation', does not carry the connotation of emotional immaturity.

    In contrast to "loving someone", limerance implies obsessive thinking about the limerent object and acute longing for reciprocation.

    Coined by Dorothy Tennov in her book Love and Limerance (1979; recently reprinted). It will be interesting to see if this word enters the vernacular.

    January 19, 2009

  • *lowers the Cone of Silence*

    August 18, 2008

  • I think I've found my word for the next Identify the Wordie!

    August 17, 2008

  • A word this obscure should not have a variant spelling. *steps of soapbox*

    August 17, 2008

  • Variant spelling of limerence.

    November 7, 2007