[more smitten; most smitten]
1 : in love with someone or something
From the moment he saw her, he was smitten.
— usually + by or with
He was smitten with her from the moment he laid eyes on her.
I was smitten by his good looks.
consumers smitten with the latest gadgets
2 : suddenly affected by something (such as a strong emotion or a serious illness) — usually + by or with
He was smitten by disaster.
She was smitten with terror.
— see also SMITE