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1Infatuated or obsessed:‘Gus is still hopelessly twitterpated by Lee’‘smiling into each other's eyes, a seemingly twitterpated couple glided past’
besotted, in love, love-struck, head over heels in love, hopelessly in love, obsessed, takenView synonyms
- ‘Remember from Bambi - when Thumper was in love they say that he was twitterpated?’
- ‘By this time Darcy is a little on the twitterpated side of desire.’
- ‘The person you're all twitterpated over could turn out to be a jerk.’
- ‘The two talk for a bit and immediately become twitterpated.’
- ‘Aww, it's cute to see you all twitterpated!’
- ‘Then he's completely twitterpated by Julia (who looks luminous, but doesn't really have much of a character).’
- ‘Happy Valentines Day to all you twitterpated twitterers.’
- 1.1 In a state of nervous excitement:‘CBS execs are twitterpated over this new idea’
- ‘I'm confused and a little twitterpated.’
- ‘People are starting to follow me. I feel twitterpated.’
- ‘Ok, I really need to get over being so freaking twitterpated and clean this apartment, write an article, work on a proposal, and turn off the TV.’
- ‘Took a break, perused Amazon and am all twitterpated - Pat Conroy has a new book coming out in August.’
- ‘Well folks I'm twitterpated, exasperated and surprisingly enough a little laminated so I'm hitting the bubbler and heading for bed. G'Night!’
1940s: from twitter + -pated having a head or mind of a specified kind (from pate); popularized by the 1942 film "Bambi".
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