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infatuation

noun

1 infatuation

A foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration.

Roget 606: obstinateness etc. adj.; obstinacy, tenacity; cussedness [U.S.]; perseverance etc. 604.1; immovability; old school; inflexibility etc. (hardness) ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 503: disordered reason, disordered intellect; diseased mind, unsound mind, abnormal mind; derangement, unsoundness; psychosis; neurosis; cognitive disorder; affective disorder.    insanity, lunacy; madness ... show more

Roget 499: want of intelligence etc. 498, want of intellect etc. 450; shadowness, silliness, foolishness etc. adj.; imbecility, incapacity, vacancy of mind, ... show more

Roget 481: misjudgment, obliquity of judgment; miscalculation, miscomputation, misconception etc. (error) 495; hasty conclusion.    [causes of misjudgment. 1] prejudgment, prejudication, prejudice; foregone conclusion; ... show more

Roget 486: credulity, credulousness etc. adj.; cullibility, gullibility; gross credulity, infatuation; self delusion, self deception; superstition; one's blind side; bigotry etc. ... show more



2 infatuation

Temporary love of an adolescent.

synonyms: calf love, crush, puppy love.

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

3 infatuation

An object of extravagant short-lived passion.


Moby thesaurus: affection, ardor, blind faith, bug, calf love, case, craze, crazy fancy, credulity, credulousness, crush, devotion, disposition to believe, dotage, ease of belief, enthusiasm, fanaticism, fascination, fondness, frenzy ... show more.

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