Besotted
Besot Be*sot", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Besotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Besotting}.] To make sottish; to make dull or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate. [1913 Webster]

Fools besotted with their crimes. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]


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  • Besotted — Be*sot ted, a. Made sottish, senseless, or infatuated; characterized by drunken stupidity, or by infatuation; stupefied. Besotted devotion. Sir W. Scott. {Be*sot ted*ly}, adv. {Be*sot ted*ness}, n. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • besotted — pp. adj. from BESOT (Cf. besot) …   Etymology dictionary

  • besotted — infatuated, *fond, insensate Analogous words: fatuous, asinine, foolish, silly, *simple: *drunk, drunken, intoxicated, inebriated: *stupid, slow, dull, dense, crass Contrasted words: sensible, sane, *wise, judicious, prudent: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • besotted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ strongly infatuated. ORIGIN from obsolete besot «make foolishly affectionate», from SOT(Cf. ↑sottish) …   English terms dictionary

  • besotted — be|sot|ted [ bı satəd ] adjective so attracted by someone or something that you are always thinking about them: The band is used to receiving hundreds of letters daily from besotted fans. besotted with: He was obviously besotted with her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • besotted — UK [bɪˈsɒtɪd] / US [bɪˈsɑtəd] adjective so attracted by someone or something that you are always thinking about them The band is used to receiving hundreds of letters daily from besotted fans. besotted with: He was obviously besotted with her …   English dictionary

  • besotted — be|sot|ted [bıˈsɔtıd US bıˈsa: ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: sot to cause to appear stupid (14 17 centuries), from sot stupid person (11 18 centuries); SOT] be besotted (with sb/sth) to love or want someone or something so much that you cannot… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • besotted — [[t]bɪsɒ̱tɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If you are besotted with someone or something, you like them so much that you seem foolish or silly. He became so besotted with her that even his children were forgotten. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • besotted — adjective be besotted (with) to love or want someone or something so much that you cannot think or behave sensibly: He s completely besotted with her …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • besotted — adjective the poor boy is so obviously besotted with Miss O Toole Syn: infatuated with, smitten with, in love with, head over heels in love with, obsessed with; doting on, greatly enamored of; informal swept off one s feet by, crazy about, mad… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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