Definition of lovelorn in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləvˌlôrn/


Unhappy because of unrequited love.
Example sentences
  • So is he ready for the swarms of American lovelorn ladies lusting for love, rushing to catch a glimpse of his good looks or snare him for good?
  • Film roles include the part of the lovelorn Mark in Love Actually.
  • I'm sure that I'm sounding like either a pathetic lovelorn teenager or a sad bitter queen.
pining, languishing;
spurned, jilted, rejected, forsaken

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Syllabification: love·lorn

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