Definition of lovesick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləvˌsik/


In love, or missing the person one loves, so much that one is unable to act normally: a lovesick teenager
More example sentences
  • It was almost like none of this had happened, like we were those two lovesick teenagers escaping to their favorite place all over again.
  • She had seen teenage movies of lovesick teenagers and she definitely did not want to end up like that, crying all the time over some guy.
  • Her feelings were enough to deal with, but hearing him babble like a lovesick teenager pushed her way over the edge.
lovelorn, pining, languishing, longing, yearning, infatuated;



Pronunciation: /ˈləvˌsiknəs/
Example sentences
  • Sick little soul that I was, I enjoyed the lovesickness.
  • The film's characters - two Chinese guys, a pair of Koreans, a hitman in New York, and two Indian brothers in Hong Kong - all suffer from some degree of lovesickness.
  • For better or worse, the lyrics are equally dated, seldom addressing issues more dynamic than lovesickness, desperation, or down-on-your-luck blues.

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Syllabification: love·sick

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