If you have an infatuation for a person or thing, you have strong feelings of love or passion for them which make you unable to think clearly or sensibly about them.

...his infatuation with bullfighting.

...Daisy's infatuation for the doctor...

Teenagers have their own infatuations.


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  • infatuation — [ ɛ̃fatɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1622; de infatuer 1 ♦ Vx Engouement. 2 ♦ Littér. Sentiment d une personne infatuée d elle même; satisfaction excessive, injustifiée que l on a de soi. ⇒ fatuité, prétention, suffisance, vanité. « je tiens l infatuation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Infatuation — In*fat u*a tion, n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F. infatuation.] The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates. [1913 Webster] The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infatuation — is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. It is characterized by urgency, intensity, desire, and/or anxiety, in which there is an… …   Wikipedia

  • infatuation — 1640s, noun of action from INFATUATE (Cf. infatuate), or else from Fr. infatuation or directly from L.L. infatuationem (nom. infatuatio), from pp. stem of infatuare …   Etymology dictionary

  • Infatuation — (v. lat.), thörichte Einbildung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Infatuation — Infatuation, lat. deutsch, thörichte Einbildung; infatuirt, vernarrt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • infatuation — index affection, compulsion (obsession), obsession, passion, predilection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • infatuation — [in fach΄o͞o ā′shən] n. [LL infatuatio] an infatuating or being infatuated SYN. LOVE …   English World dictionary

  • infatuation — /in fach ooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being infatuated. 2. the act of infatuating. 3. foolish or all absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last. 4. the object of a person s infatuation: When I was a kid …   Universalium

  • infatuation — in|fat|u|a|tion [ınˌfætʃuˈeıʃən] n [U and C] a strong feeling of love for someone or interest in something, especially a feeling that is unreasonable and does not continue for a long time infatuation with ▪ the current infatuation with 70s style… …   Dictionary of contemporary English