infatuation infatuation  /ɪn ˌfæ tʃu ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration
  2. (n) temporary love of an adolescent
  3. (n) an object of extravagant short-lived passion



  1. Romantic infatuation is different from both raw lust and the enduring commitment that keeps lovers together long after their besottedness has faded.
  2. But for an artist, an infatuation with movies can be a tricky thing.
  3. The truth is, the evening was a triumph for Kaplan, whose infatuation with the Second Symphony dates to a chance encounter with the music in 1965.


  1. Arden Gild to present Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado’

    One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing features Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. 'True Blood' Season Six Preview: A Very Quick Guide to Where We Are

    (HBO) Think you endured a lot on season five of True Blood ? The show promises this season to be even racier (an outright vampire vs human war, crazy Bill, and some Captain Barbossa-inspired mystery dude named Warlow). This Sunday, shape-shifters, night walkers, werewolves, fairies, and that strange, ineffable infatuation with Sookie once again take over the small screen. You might have confused ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  3. Tom Cruise casts his eye on Boston

    Hollywood's infatuation with the Hub is getting serious. Very serious. A slew of screen idols are about to descend...        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe


  • "I think that's the infatuation for people - this dream of playing in the NHL, and not everybody gets to live that dream," Gretzky said. "So when you can participate in something like this, it's so realistic. I think that's what people like...
    on May 29, 2010 By: Wayne Gretzky Source: Toronto Sun

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