Meaning of “smitten” in the English Dictionary


"smitten" in English

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smittenadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˈsmɪt.ən/ us /ˈsmɪt̬.ən/

having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much:

The story's about a man smitten with love for his wife's cousin.
He was so smitten by her that he promised to move to Argentina to be near her.

(Definition of “smitten” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smitten" in American English

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smittenadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsmɪt·ən/

strongly influenced by someone or feeling the effects of something:

He’s clearly smitten with publicity.
Howard was smitten by her beauty.

(Definition of “smitten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)