Definition of lovesick in English:

lovesick

Syllabification: love·sick
Pronunciation: /ˈləvˌsik
 
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adjective

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    lovelorn, pining, languishing, longing, yearning, infatuated; frustrated

Derivatives

lovesickness

noun
More 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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