- to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning passion, as of love.
- to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.
- a person who is infatuated.
Origin of infatuate
Examples from the Web for self-infatuated
Historical Examples of self-infatuated
He was a strict disciplinarian, a tyrannical, vicious, self-infatuated person.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
- to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
- to cause to act foolishly
- an archaic word for infatuated
- literary a person who is infatuated
Word Origin for infatuate
1530s, "turn (something) to foolishness, frustrate," from Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare "make a fool of," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + fatuus "foolish." Specific sense of "inspire (in someone) a foolish romantic passion" is from 1620s. Related: Infatuated; infatuating.