[ luhv-sik ]
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  1. languishing with love: a lovesick adolescent.

  2. expressive of such languishing: a lovesick note.

Origin of lovesick

First recorded in 1520–30; love + sick1

Other words from lovesick

  • lovesickness, noun

Words Nearby lovesick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lovesick in a sentence

  • The tiger, however, was so lovesick that no argument had weight with him.

  • Philip's coffin, it will be remembered, was carried about by his lovesick widow till she had to be parted from it by force.

    Southern Spain | A.F. Calvert
  • The very feet of the capable woman had changed into the shrinking and timid feet of a lovesick girl.

    Life and Gabriella | Ellen Glasgow

British Dictionary definitions for lovesick


/ (ˈlʌvˌsɪk) /

  1. pining or languishing because of love

Derived forms of lovesick

  • lovesickness, noun

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