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Infatuation vs. Limerence

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Infatuationnoun

An immensely strong love or sexual attraction.

Limerencenoun

(psychology) An involuntary romantic infatuation with another person, especially combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one's feelings reciprocated.

Infatuationnoun

(obsolete) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; madness

Limerence

Limerence is a state of mind which results from romantic or non-romantic feelings for another person and typically includes obsessive thoughts and fantasies as well as a desire to form or maintain a relationship with the object of love and to have one's feelings reciprocated. Limerence can also be defined as an involuntary state of intense desire.

Infatuationnoun

something which infatuates.

Infatuationnoun

The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

β€˜The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the learned and sophistical are incomparably more so.’; β€˜Such is the infatuation of self-love.’;

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Infatuationnoun

foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

Infatuationnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

Infatuationnoun

an object of extravagant short-lived passion

Infatuation

Infatuation or being smitten is the state of being carried away by an unreasoned passion, usually towards another person for whom one has developed strong romantic or platonic feelings. Psychologist Frank D. Cox says that infatuation can be distinguished from romantic love only when looking back on a particular case of being attracted to a person.

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