limerence

[ li-mer-uhns ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one's feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship

Origin + Etymology

from limer- (apparently an arbitrary syllable) + -ence

Synonyms

  • infatuation
  • obsessed

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • hate

Example

His limerence lasted for around three months before he actually met her.

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