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besotted

[bih-sot-id] /bɪˈsɒt ɪd/
adjective
1.
intoxicated; drunk:
We found him besotted with wine.
2.
infatuated or obsessed: a besotted mom and her new baby;
They had one date and he was utterly besotted.
Origin of besotted
besot + -ed2
Related forms
besottedly, adverb
besottedness, noun
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  • I did warn him freely, but he was stout in his besottedness.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Such was the general state of besottedness that many of the faithful blissfully accepted the new prediction.

    The Infant's Skull Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for besottedness

besotted

/bɪˈsɒtɪd/
adjective
1.
stupefied with drink; intoxicated
2.
infatuated; doting
3.
foolish; muddled
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Word Origin and History for besottedness

besotted

adj.

past participle adjective from besot.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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