jilted

[ jil-tid ]
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adjective
  1. (of a lover or spouse) rejected or cast aside, especially abruptly or heartlessly: In the movie, a jilted husband goes off in search of a big adventure to prove his masculinity to his backstabbing wife.

verb
  1. the simple past tense and past participle of jilt.

Origin of jilted

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Other words from jilted

  • un·jilt·ed, adjective

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How to use jilted in a sentence

  • Phœbe Chiffinch, I am glad to add, was jilted by her uninteresting lover, who little knew what a fortune he was slighting.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Suppose you have been jilted in a way which wounds your vanity.

    The Analysis of Mind | Bertrand Russell
  • He had loved a young lady, and had been accepted;—and then the young lady had jilted him.

    An Old Man's Love | Anthony Trollope
  • Edward, in some fashion that was never made quite clear to me, had previously jilted both the sisters.

  • But he brought back no such appearance, and, seeing him after an interval, she was struck afresh with his jilted and wasted air.

    The Marriages | Henry James