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American English: /bəˈsɑdəd/
British English: /bɪˈsɒtɪd/


  • (usually predicative) to be besotted with somebody/somethinghe's totally besotted with her
    está perdidamente enamorado de ella
    está loco por ella
    she's besotted with the idea of becoming an actress
    está obsesionada con la idea de ser actriz
    Example sentences
    • Ever since her childhood in York - she was an only child - she has been besotted with the uses of enchantment in fairy stories.
    • Some of these servants of football are so besotted with the game that they devote more time to attending dull local committees.
    • I am sure all three of you were besotted with quiz programmes and the ambition to be successful on a major television show.

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