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lovesick

[luhv-sik] /ˈlʌvˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
languishing with love:
a lovesick adolescent.
2.
expressive of such languishing:
a lovesick note.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; love + sick1
Related forms
lovesickness, noun
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  • No, this isn't the tortured verse of botanically inclined lovesick teens.
  • We scooted into a nearby blind after flushing a few clucking lovesick birds.
British Dictionary definitions for lovesick

lovesick

/ˈlʌvˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
pining or languishing because of love
Derived Forms
lovesickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lovesick
adj.

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

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