- not returned or reciprocated: unrequited love.
- not avenged or retaliated: an unrequited wrong.
- not repaid or satisfied.
Origin of unrequited
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Examples from the Web for unrequited
The convent, obviously, but also the court—and even her unrequited longing for the elusive lady of her sonnets.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
To see two girls kissing on screen, singing about unrequited love between two women?t.A.T.u’s ‘All the Things She Said’ Turns 10
August 12, 2013
It was unrequited love … They dated for a while, but she was not for him.
“It was not just an obsession, a one-sided romance of unrequited love,” said Overland.
And of course I loved the Lancelot story because it is all about longing and unrequited love.Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir
March 7, 2012
This sonata is a true drama of life, a story of unrequited passion.The Pianolist
Unrequited love is far less hard to bear when it meets with sympathy.The Quadroon
The despair of unrequited love was thrice intensified by jealousy.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
Why suffer, as he was suffering, all the agonies of burning, unrequited love.Colorado Jim
It was the most undeserved, unrequited honour of my life that he would have had it so.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
- (of love, affection, etc) not reciprocated or returned
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Word Origin and History for unrequited
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