Infatuation

  • 1 infatuation — [ ɛ̃fatɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1622; de infatuer 1 ♦ Vx Engouement. 2 ♦ Littér. Sentiment d une personne infatuée d elle même; satisfaction excessive, injustifiée que l on a de soi. ⇒ fatuité, prétention, suffisance, vanité. « je tiens l infatuation… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Infatuation — In*fat u*a tion, n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F. infatuation.] The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates. [1913 Webster] The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Infatuation — is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, desire, and/or anxiety, in which there is an… …

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  • 4 infatuation — 1640s, noun of action from INFATUATE (Cf. infatuate), or else from Fr. infatuation or directly from L.L. infatuationem (nom. infatuatio), from pp. stem of infatuare …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Infatuation — (v. lat.), thörichte Einbildung …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Infatuation — Infatuation, lat. deutsch, thörichte Einbildung; infatuirt, vernarrt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 infatuation — index affection, compulsion (obsession), obsession, passion, predilection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 infatuation — [in fach΄o͞o ā′shən] n. [LL infatuatio] an infatuating or being infatuated SYN. LOVE …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 infatuation — /in fach ooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being infatuated. 2. the act of infatuating. 3. foolish or all absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last. 4. the object of a person s infatuation: When I was a kid …

    Universalium

  • 10 infatuation — in|fat|u|a|tion [ınˌfætʃuˈeıʃən] n [U and C] a strong feeling of love for someone or interest in something, especially a feeling that is unreasonable and does not continue for a long time infatuation with ▪ the current infatuation with 70s style… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 infatuation — [[t]ɪnfæ̱tʃue͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] infatuations N VAR If you have an infatuation for a person or thing, you have strong feelings of love or passion for them which make you unable to think clearly or sensibly about them. ...his infatuation with… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 INFATUATION — s. f. Prévention excessive et ridicule en faveur de quelqu un ou de quelque chose. On ne peut le guérir de son infatuation. Il est dans une grande infatuation de sa noblesse, de son opulence, de son mérite …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 INFATUATION — n. f. Satisfaction excessive et ridicule que l’on a de soi, des mérites que l’on s’attribue, des avantages que l’on possède. On ne peut le guérir de son infatuation. Il est dans une grande infatuation de sa noblesse, de son opulence, de son… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 infatuation — (in fa tu a sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Prévention sotte en faveur de quelqu un ou de quelque chose. •   Moi, immobile, je considérais le changement si subit qu opère un excès de colère et un comble d infatuation, SAINT SIMON 56, 194.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 infatuation — UK [ɪnˌfætjuˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪnˌfætʃuˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms infatuation : singular infatuation plural infatuations a strong feeling of love that seems silly, especially because you do not know the other person very well …

    English dictionary

  • 16 infatuation — /ɪnfætʃuˈeɪʃən/ (say infachooh ayshuhn) noun 1. the act of infatuating. 2. the state of being infatuated: *It had ended with Eddie declaring his total infatuation with Daphne and Daphne hinting that the feeling might be mutual. –peter carey, 1974 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 infatuation — n. infatuation with * * * [ɪnˌfætʃʊ eɪʃ(ə)n] infatuationwith …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 infatuation — noun (C, U) unreasonably strong feelings of love that you only have for a short time, especially for someone that you do not know very well: As I thought, it was another passing infatuation …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 infatuation — in•fat•u•a•tion [[t]ɪnˌfætʃ uˈeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the state of being infatuated; foolish or all absorbing passion 2) the object of a person s infatuation • Etymology: 1640–50; < LL …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 infatuation — infatuate ► VERB (be infatuated with) ▪ be inspired with an intense passion for. DERIVATIVES infatuation noun. ORIGIN Latin infatuare make foolish …

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