lovesick

[luhv-sik]

adjective

languishing with love: a lovesick adolescent.
expressive of such languishing: a lovesick note.

Nearby words

  1. lover's leap,
  2. lover, samuel,
  3. loverly,
  4. lovers' lane,
  5. loves park,
  6. lovesome,
  7. lovestruck,
  8. lovey,
  9. lovey-dovey,
  10. loving

Origin of lovesick

First recorded in 1520–30; love + sick1

Related formslove·sick·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lovesick

lovesick

adjective

pining or languishing because of love
Derived Formslovesickness, noun

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Word Origin and History for lovesick

lovesick

adj.

also love-sick, 1520s, from love (n.) + sick (adj.).

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