smitten


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smit·ten

 (smĭt′n)
v.
A past participle of smite.

smitten

(ˈsmɪtən)
vb
a past participle of smite
adj
(postpositive) affected by love (for)

smite

(smaɪt)

v. smote, smit•ten or smit (smɪt) or smote, smit•ing. v.t.
1. to strike or hit hard, with or as if with the hand, a stick, or other weapon.
2. to deliver or deal (a blow) by striking hard.
3. to strike down, injure, or slay.
4. to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect: smitten by polio.
5. to affect mentally, morally, or emotionally with a strong and sudden feeling: They were smitten with terror.
6. to impress favorably; enamor: He was smitten by her charms.
v.i.
7. to strike; deal a blow.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English smītan to smear, defile, c. Old Frisian smīta, Old High German smīzan, Gothic -smeitan]
smit′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.smitten - (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming; "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
affected - acted upon; influenced
2.smitten - marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

smitten

adjective
1. infatuated, charmed, captivated, beguiled, bewitched, bowled over (informal), enamoured, swept off your feet They were totally smitten with each other.
2. afflicted, struck, beset, laid low, plagued smitten with yellow fever

smitten

adjective
Affected with intense romantic attraction:
Slang: gone.
Translations

smitten

[ˈsmɪtn]
A. PP of smite
B. ADJ to be smitten (with sb)estar locamente enamorado (de algn)
to be smitten with an ideaentusiasmarse por una idea
to be smitten with fluestar aquejado de gripe
to be smitten with the plaguesufrir el azote de la peste, ser afligido por la peste
to be smitten with remorseremorderle a algn la conciencia
I was smitten by the urge to run out of the houseme daban unas ganas tremendas de salir corriendo de la casa

smitten

[ˈsmɪtən] adj (= infatuated) → amoureux/euse
to be smitten with sb → être amoureux/euse de qn

smitten

ptp of smite
adj to be smitten with the plaguevon der Pest heimgesucht werden; to be smitten with remorse/fearvon Reue/Angst geplagt werden; to be smitten with pityvon Mitleid ergriffen sein; he’s really smitten with her (inf)er ist wirklich vernarrt in sie; he’s really smitten this time (inf)diesmal hats ihn erwischt (inf); I’ve never seen him so smitten (inf)ich habe ihn noch nie so vernarrt gesehen; to be smitten with something (= captivated)von etw begeistert sein; do you like it? — I’m not smitten with itgefällt es dir? — ich bin nicht erpicht darauf

smitten

[ˈsmɪtn]
1. pp of smite
2. adj pred to be smitten with (remorse, desire, fear) → essere preso/a da; (idea) → entusiasmarsi per
to be smitten (with sb) → avere una cotta (per qn)
to be smitten with flu → essere colpito/a dall'influenza
References in classic literature ?
The old gentleman liked the fun, and amused himself by sending odd bundles, mysterious messages, and funny telegrams, and his gardener, who was smitten with Hannah's charms, actually sent a love letter to Jo's care.
the lady of his heart was his partner in the dance, and smiling graciously in reply to all his amorous oglings; while Brom Bones, sorely smitten with love and jealousy, sat brooding by himself in one corner.
Much as I had made of the fact that this name had never once, between us, been sounded, the quick, smitten glare with which the child's face now received it fairly likened my breach of the silence to the smash of a pane of glass.
Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards.
Of the mother who sews by candlelight in her tenement garret, weary and weeping, smitten with the mortal hunger of her babes
he is quite smitten already, and he is very well worth setting your cap at, I can tell you, in spite of all this tumbling about and spraining of ankles.
Many, already smitten, went home only to die: some died at the school, and were buried quietly and quickly, the nature of the malady forbidding delay.
On the morrow one could hardly imagine that there had been three weeks of summer: the primroses and crocuses were hidden under wintry drifts; the larks were silent, the young leaves of the early trees smitten and blackened.
The admiral (doing her full justice personally) declared himself smitten with pity for her hard lot in life.
For he was taller by a head than any round him, and his chest was big as the chests of two; his face was fierce and beautiful, and when he grew angry his eye flashed like a smitten brand.
Miss Wilson's conscience, already smitten by the coarseness and absence of moral force in the echo of her own "You are impertinent," from the mouth of Mr.
I had now plenty of water and good things to eat, and my conscience, which had smitten me hard for my desertion, was quieted by the great conquest I had made.