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  1. being without love; forsaken by one's lover.
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Origin of lovelorn

First recorded in 1625–35; love + lorn
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Related Words for lovelorn

bereft, dejected, forsaken, jilted, loveless, lovesick, rejected, spurned

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British Dictionary definitions for lovelorn


  1. miserable because of unrequited love or unhappiness in love
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Derived Formslovelornness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lovelorn


also love-lorn, "pining for love," 1630s, from love (n.) + lorn. Perhaps coined by Milton.

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