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besotted

[bih-sot-id] /bɪˈsɒt ɪd/
adjective
1.
intoxicated; drunk:
We found him besotted with wine.
2.
infatuated or obsessed: a besotted mom and her new baby;
They had one date and he was utterly besotted.
Origin
besot + -ed2
Related forms
besottedly, adverb
besottedness, noun

besot

[bih-sot] /bɪˈsɒt/
verb (used with object), besotted, besotting.
1.
to intoxicate or stupefy with drink.
2.
to make stupid or foolish:
The stories had besotted her mind with fear and superstition.
3.
to infatuate; obsess:
Youth and beauty have a tendency to besot middle-aged men; charm and tenderness does it for women of all ages.
Origin
1575-85; be + sot
Related forms
besottingly, adverb
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Examples for besotted
  • He becomes besotted with her, even though she really is a selfish tramp.
  • In the effervescent glow of a boom, the city is besotted with fancy cars.
  • We are besotted with the dinosaurs in a way, size is everything.
  • By the time she tells him that she will enter a convent the next day, he is besotted.
  • Rudeness, they seem to be telling us, can supply the good swift kick a besotted society deserves and needs.
British Dictionary definitions for besotted

besotted

/bɪˈsɒtɪd/
adjective
1.
stupefied with drink; intoxicated
2.
infatuated; doting
3.
foolish; muddled
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Word Origin and History for besotted
besot
1570s, from be- + sot.
besotted
pp. adj. from besot.
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