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ˈsmɪt nsmit·ten

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word smitten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smitten, stricken, struckadjective

    (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

    "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck"

  2. enamored, infatuated, in love, potty, smitten, soft on(p), taken with(p)adjective

    marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

    "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her"


  1. smittenadjective

    Made irrationally enthusiastic.

    I was really smitten by the color combination, and soon repainted the entire house.

  2. smittenadjective

    In love.

    He was totally smitten by the librarian.

  3. Etymology: verb smittian "to pollute", cognate with German schmitzen, to pollute, and through Middle Low German with Danish smitte, to infect.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Smittenthe participle passive of smite.

    Struck; blasted; killed; affected with passion.

    And the flax and the barley was smitten, but the wheat and the rye not. Exod. ix. 31.

    How agree the kettle and the earthen pot together? for if the one be smitten against the other, it shall be broken. Ecclus.

    The third part of the sun was smitten. Rev. viii. 12.

    We did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. Isa. liii. 4.

    Tempt not the Lord thy God, he said, and stood:
    But Satan smitten with amazement fell. John Milton.

    By the advantages of a good person and a pleasing conversation, he made such an impression in her heart as could not be effaced: and he was himself no less smitten with Constantia. Addison.


  1. smitten

    Smitten is a term often used to describe being deeply affected or strongly attracted to someone, typically in a romantic sense. It means to be in love, captivated, or infatuated with someone. The term can also refer to being struck by or impacted by something in a powerful or significant way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smitten

    of Smite

  2. Smitten

    p. p. of Smite


  1. Smitten

    Smitten is an album released by The Martinis in 2004, under the label, Cooking Vinyl. It is often regarded as similar sounding to the work by alt-rock band, the Pixies, as the guitarist, Joey Santiago is a member of both bands. The record also features drums by Josh Freese, a member of The Vandals and A Perfect Circle. The album took over two years to create.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smitten

    smit′n, pa.p. of smite.

Suggested Resources

  1. smitten

    Song lyrics by smitten -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by smitten on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Mittens

  2. mittens

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smitten in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smitten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of smitten in a Sentence

  1. Tina Gibson:

    With Emma, we were just so smitten to have a baby, with Molly, we're the same way. It's just kind of funny -- here we go again with another world record.

  2. Frank Stallone:

    I remember I was at the Hollywood Bowl on a really bad date, i mean, the girl is basically ignoring me. But here we were at this show watching Don Rickles. Then Frank Sinatra comes out with Don Rickles Jack Daniel’s and goes ‘ Is Frankie Stallone out there ? ’ I thought I was gon na have a heart attack. I just kind of stood up. Then he goes, ‘ I heard that new album you did with Billy May. Knocked my socks off, kid. ’ I just thought, ‘ Oh. My. God. ’ And now the girl is all over me like a cheap suit ! I was just so smitten. It’s really cool to be recognized by one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.

  3. Andreas Simic:

    If I was a kitten Maybe I wouldn’t be so smitten It’s as though I’ve been bitten From the poem Smitten

  4. Charlie McCarthy:

    When I get smitten, I stay smut.

  5. Motor Trend MacKenzie:

    The majority of students who come to us have been smitten at some point in their lives by the look and performance of vehicles; not just cars but things with wings, things that zip down rails, do young girls usually go nuts over trucks and cars? I don't know but that early exposure seems to be what ultimately drives students to our school. And I've not heard of any barriers for entry to manufacturers' studios; the carmakers would be delighted to have more women. The notion of, 'oh, she's just a woman, is long gone.'.

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