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INFATUATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does infatuation mean? 

INFATUATION (noun)
  The noun INFATUATION has 3 senses:

1. foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration
2. temporary love of an adolescent
3. an object of extravagant short-lived passion

  Familiarity information: INFATUATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INFATUATION (noun)


Sense 1infatuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("infatuation" is a kind of...):

passion; passionateness (strong feeling or emotion)


Sense 2infatuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Temporary love of an adolescent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

calf love; puppy love; infatuation; crush

Hypernyms ("infatuation" is a kind of...):

love (a strong positive emotion of regard and affection)


Sense 3infatuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An object of extravagant short-lived passion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("infatuation" is a kind of...):

object (the focus of cognitions or feelings)


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