- languishing with love: a lovesick adolescent.
- expressive of such languishing: a lovesick note.
Origin of lovesick
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Examples from the Web for lovesick
On Pushing Daisies, her Olive Snook was lonely, lovesick, and brokenhearted, while still positively hysterical.Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’
March 27, 2013
Do you think, you can teach me anything about lovesick night-wanderers and women?Homo Sum, Complete
He tells them how he became “the lovesick boy” first of one and then of another.The Standard Light Operas
She utterly despised weaklings and had no pity for lovesick maidens.The Career of Katherine Bush
She was no lovesick maid, but a woman of strong, clear perceptions.The Terms of Surrender
I suppose you despise us as a couple of lovesick girls, Sarah?Husks
- pining or languishing because of love
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Word Origin and History for lovesick
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