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Definitions for unrequited
ˌʌn rɪˈkwaɪ tɪdun·re·quit·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unanswered, unreciprocated, unrequitedadjective

    not returned in kind

    "unrequited (unanswered) love"


  1. unrequitedadjective

    Unanswered; not returned; not reciprocated; not repaid.


  1. unrequited

    Unrequited is a term commonly used to describe a feeling or emotion, such as love or affection, that is not returned or reciprocated by the other party. It often implies a sense of longing or desire that remains unfulfilled due to the indifference or unawareness of the person for whom the feelings are intended.


  1. Unrequited

    Unrequited is the fifth album from Loudon Wainwright III. It was his last album on the Columbia Records label, released in 1975. Tracks 1–7 were recorded in a studio, while tracks 8–14 were recorded live at the Bottom Line in New York City. Tracks 15–17 are bonus tracks included on the Sony-Legacy CD reissue. Although stylistically typical of Wainwright's mid-1970s output, the album is somewhat groundbreaking in that though all songs are originals, one side is studio, the other live.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unrequited

    un-rē-kwī′ted, adj. not requited.—adj. Unrequī′table, not requitable.—adv. Unrequī′tedly.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. unrequited

    (Used generally with the word love.) Inability to make both ends meet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrequited in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unrequited in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of unrequited in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Powell:

    He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.

  2. William S. Gilbert:

    Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers

  3. Orville Peck:

    The main stories in country are loneliness, heartbreak, disappointment, unrequited love -- I think that those are things that are felt by almost every queer person at some point in Dolly Parton lives, and sometimes for a long part of our lives.

  4. Charles M. Schulz:

    Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

  5. Sybil Adelman:

    Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.

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