What does infatuation mean?

Definitions for infatuation
ɪnˌfætʃ uˈeɪ ʃənin·fat·u·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infatuationnoun

    a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

  2. puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuationnoun

    temporary love of an adolescent

  3. infatuationnoun

    an object of extravagant short-lived passion


  1. infatuationnoun

    The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

  2. infatuationnoun

    An unreasoning love or attraction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Infatuationnoun

    The act of striking with folly; deprivation of reason.

    Etymology: from infatuate.

    Where men give themselves over to the defence of wicked interests and false propositions, it is just with God to smite the greatest abilities with the greatest infatuations. Robert South, Serm.


  1. Infatuation

    Infatuation or being smitten is the state of being carried away by an unreasoned passion, usually towards another person for whom one has developed strong romantic feelings. Psychologist Frank D. Cox says that infatuation can be distinguished from romantic love only when looking back on a particular case of being attracted to a person. Infatuation may also develop into a mature love. Goldstein and Brandon describe infatuation as the first stage of a relationship before developing into a mature intimacy. Whereas love is "a warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion to another person", infatuation is "a feeling of foolish or obsessively strong love for, admiration for, or interest in someone or something", a shallower "honeymoon phase" in a relationship. Dr. Ian Kerner, a sex therapist, states that infatuation usually occurs at the start of relationships, is "...usually marked by a sense of excitement and euphoria, and it's often accompanied by lust and a feeling of newness and rapid expansion with a person". Phillips describes how the illusions of infatuations inevitably lead to disappointment when learning the truth about a lover. Adolescents often make people an object of extravagant, short-lived passion or temporary love.


  1. infatuation

    Infatuation is a strong, often short-lived feeling of intense admiration, passion, or obsession towards someone or something. It is usually characterized by an idealized perception of the object of affection and may lack a deep understanding or genuine emotional connection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infatuationnoun

    the act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates

  2. Etymology: [LL. infatuatio: cf. F. infatuation.]


  1. Infatuation

    Infatuation is the state of being carried away by unreasoned passion or love: 'expresses the headlong libidinal attraction' of addictive love. Usually, one is inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infatuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infatuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of infatuation in a Sentence

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    A doorway is an ambiguous phenomenon, a liminal spot in a person’s life. A door can be a choice, a possibility, a protection or an aperture to new-fangled values. It can mean a barrier, a prison or a gate to freedom. It can, however, vanish in the mist of unawareness by lack of social concern. At that moment, our freedom has become our jail and we feel locked up in our own liberty. Any exit has waned: the doorway has been absorbed in the stupor of our infatuation. ( “In the doorway” )

  2. Tony Abbott:

    Plainly there are questions to be asked when someone with such a history of infatuation with extremism, violent crime and mental instability should be in possession of a gun license, we have very tough gun laws and I guess we can be pleased that he didn't have a more potent weapon at his disposal. But why did he have a gun license in the first place?

  3. Deborah Carr:

    When people first fall in love, where they first feel infatuation, sometimes logic goes out the window, there's lots of data showing that logical thought patterns sometimes get lost in the fray when someone really is very attracted to a person or they're feeling the throes of passion.

  4. Tony Abbott:

    This was the act of someone who was way beyond any mainstream, any mainstream, and has been rightly, absolutely repudiated by all the communities of Australia, we want to know why he wasn't being monitored, given his history of violence, his history of mental instability, and his history of infatuation with extremism.

  5. Tony Abbott:

    He had a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability.

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