lovelorn

[ luhv-lawrn ]
/ ˈlʌvˌlɔrn /

adjective

being without love; forsaken by one's lover.

Origin of lovelorn

First recorded in 1625–35; love + lorn
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lovelorn

/ (ˈlʌvˌlɔːn) /

adjective

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

lovelorn


adj.

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

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