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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An object of extravagant short-lived passion; Foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration; Temporary love of an adolescent.

Usage examples (33)
  • Berlusconi's wife, a former actress, is suing him for divorce over what she called his infatuation with young women.
  • (I'm working very hard to convince myself my infatuation is healthy.)
  • What a strange infatuation is this, to expect help from gods that cannot help themselves!
  • But it's such an important album to me, because it launched a long-term infatuation with U2. for more
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