February 11, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
smitten /ˈsmɪtn/ adjective
smitten
/ˈsmɪtn/
adjective
The girl is smitten with the boy.
The girl is smitten with the boy.
Learner's definition of SMITTEN

[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

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