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
More example sentences
- In Britain, we know how to nurture an ironic infatuation with signs of difference, status and style.
- 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.
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 to;
fancy, passing fancy
informal crush on, thing about, hang-up about
pash, puppy love, calf love
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