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Unable to act normally as a result of being in love.

love′sick′ness n.
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pining or languishing because of love
ˈloveˌsickness n
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1. languishing with love.
2. expressing passionate yearning: a lovesick note.
love′sick`ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lovesick - languishing because of love; "strong men behaving like lovesick boys"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
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adjective lovelorn, longing, desiring, pining, yearning, languishing a lovesick boy consumed with self pity
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مُضْنى بالحُب، وَلْهان
roztoužený láskou
chorý od lásky
kara sevdalı


[ˈlʌvsɪk] ADJenfermo de amor
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[ˈlʌvsɪk] adjqui se languit d'amourlove song nchanson f d'amourlove story nhistoire f d'amour
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[ˈlʌvˌsɪk] adjmalato/a d'amore
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(lav) noun
1. a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing. She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
2. strong attachment with sexual attraction. They are in love with one another.
3. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection). Ballet is the love of her life; Goodbye, love!
4. a score of nothing in tennis. The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0).
1. to be (very) fond of. She loves her children dearly.
2. to take pleasure in. They both love dancing.
ˈlovable adjective
(negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive. a lovable child.
ˈlovely adjective
1. (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive. She is a lovely girl; She looked lovely in that dress.
2. delightful. Someone told me a lovely joke last night, but I can't remember it; a lovely meal.
ˈloveliness noun
ˈlover noun
1. a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something. an art-lover; He is a lover of sport; an animal-lover.
2. a person who is having a love affair with another.
ˈloving adjective
ˈlovingly adverb
love affair
a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married.
ˈlove-letter noun
a letter expressing love.
ˈlovesick adjective
sad because of being in love. a lovesick youth; lovesick glances.
fall in love (with)
to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for). He fell in love with her straightaway.
for love or money
in any way at all. We couldn't get a taxi for love or money.
make love
to have sexual intercourse.
there's no love lost between them
they dislike one another.
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References in classic literature ?
And, in spite of his absurd position as Liza's lovesick swain at his age, you ought to see how he carries off the absurd position.
Still I did not venture to disobey the injunctions--crazy as I felt them to be--of the lovesick young Doctor, by so much as alluding to his existence: and it was only after they had given me full details of a projected picnic, to which they invited me, that Lady Muriel exclaimed, almost as an after-thought, "and do, if you can, bring Doctor Forester with you!
In this secluded abode of happiness there were no cross old women, no cruel step-dames, no withered spinsters, no lovesick maidens, no sour old bachelors, no inattentive husbands, no melancholy young men, no blubbering youngsters, and no squalling brats.
As she roars her song, in a voice of which it is enough to say that it leaves no portion of the room vacant, the three musicians follow her, laboriously and note by note, but averaging one note behind; thus they toil through stanza after stanza of a lovesick swain's lamentation: --
Phil's first visit is to Longleat House in Wiltshire where he hears tales of lovesick ghosts and how the building was originally planned to wow Queen Elizabeth I.
LOVESICK COWS class="MsoNormalAnd then there is the rain.A promising harvest of beans vanishes.
To read Stefan Zweig's Letter From an Unknown Woman (1922) is to know the feeling of being lovesick. You sit and think of all the letters you never sent, the ones that were never really meant for sending in the first place but were written pretending, hoping that you might find the nerve go through with it anyway.
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A LOVESICK woman chased a police car ferrying her boyfriend to safety.
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