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An intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.‘he had developed an infatuation with the girl’‘I hope this is merely a passing infatuation’[mass noun] ‘the thrill of infatuation’
passion for, love for, adoration of, desire for, fondness for, feeling for, regard for, devotion to, penchant for, preoccupation with, obsession with, fixation with, craze for, mania for, addiction tofancy, passing fancycrush on, thing about, hang-up aboutpash, puppy love, calf lovemashView synonyms
- ‘Surely girls also go through one sided infatuations and get rejected.’
- ‘This volume is less obsessed with his rather absurd infatuation with the diary's editor.’
- ‘Thus I never followed any of these high school infatuations up.’
- ‘In Britain, we know how to nurture an ironic infatuation with signs of difference, status and style.’
- ‘But the steady stream of allegations about her infatuations or dalliances has certainly dimmed her reputation.’
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