jilted


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jilt

 (jĭlt)
tr.v. jilt·ed, jilt·ing, jilts
To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
n.
One who discards a lover.

[Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see gill4.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jilted - rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the altar"
unloved - not loved
References in classic literature ?
It was said she had been brutally jilted by her cousin, Rutland Whitney, and that she married this unknown man from the West out of bravado.
But now there was a member of the family who was permitted to travel and widen her horizon; and so each week there would be new personalities to talk about,--how so-and-so was dressed, and where she worked, and what she got, and whom she was in love with; and how this man had jilted his girl, and how she had quarreled with the other girl, and what had passed between them; and how another man beat his wife, and spent all her earnings upon drink, and pawned her very clothes.
If he has jilted her, he is a scoundrel," said Erskine.
Here the officials have actually jilted the telegraph for the telephone.
Thou hast jilted a maiden As fair to behold As nymph of Diana Or Venus of old.
I can harp a tune so merry that a forlorn lover will forget he is jilted," said Robin.
Well, lad, I'll not bore you; I see how it is: Zoraide has jilted you--married some one richer, as any sensible woman would have done if she had had the chance.
I have not so much to say for my friend Flora, who jilted a very nice young man in the Blues for the sake of that horrid Lord Stornaway, who has about as much sense, Fanny, as Mr.
She had jilted them all - from Basset-Holmer the senior captain to little Mildred the junior subaltern, who could have given her four thousand a year and a title.
Tears of indignation came to Lucy's eyes partly because Miss Lavish had jilted her, partly because she had taken her Baedeker.
It was about a young girl who lived in the Hartz Mountains, and who had given up her life to save her lover's soul; and he died, and met her spirit in the air; and then, in the last verse, he jilted her spirit, and went on with another spirit - I'm not quite sure of the details, but it was something very sad, I know.
But though she bears no ill-will when she is jilted, you must serve faithfully while you are hers, and you must seek her out and make much of her, and, until you can rely on her good-nature (note this), not a word about the other lady.