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Meaning of INFATUATION

Pronunciation:  in`fachoo'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an object of extravagant short-lived passion
  2. [n]  foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration
  3. [n]  temporary love of an adolescent
 

INFATUATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: calf love, crush, puppy love
 
 See Also: love, object, passion, passionateness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*fat`u*a"tion\, n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F.
infatuation.]
The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly;
that which infatuates.

      The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of
      mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the
      learned and sophistical are incomparably more so. --I.
                                               Taylor.

      Such is the infatuation of self-love.    --Blair.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affection, ardor, blind faith, bug, calf love, case, craze, crazy fancy, credulity, credulousness, crush, devotion, disposition to believe, dotage, ease of belief, enthusiasm, fanaticism, fascination, fondness, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, gross credulity, gust, gusto, likes, liking, love, mania, manic-depressive psychosis, mash, obsession, overambitiousness, overanxiety, overanxiousness, overcredulity, overcredulousness, overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overopenness to conviction, overtrustfulness, overzealousness, pash, passing fancy, passion, puppy love, rage, rash conviction, relish, stultification, taste, trustfulness, uncritical acceptance, uncriticalness, unquestioning belief, unripe acceptation, unskepticalness, unsuspectingness, unsuspiciousness, weakness, will to believe, willingness to believe, wishful belief, wishful thinking, zealotism, zealotry
 

 

 

 

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