2. [syn: puppy love, calf love, crush, infatuation]
3. an object of extravagant short-lived passion;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Infatuation \In*fat`u*a"tion\, n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F.
The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly;
that which infatuates.
The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of
mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the
learned and sophistical are incomparably more so. --I.
Such is the infatuation of self-love. --Blair.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or
2: temporary love of an adolescent [syn: puppy love, calf
love, crush, infatuation]
3: an object of extravagant short-lived passion
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "infatuation":
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, furor, furore, fury,
gross credulity, gust, gusto, likes, liking, love, mania,
manic-depressive psychosis, mash, obsession, overambitiousness,
overanxiety, overanxiousness, overcredulity, overcredulousness,
overeagerness, overenthusiasm, overopenness to conviction,
overtrustfulness, overzealousness, pash, passing fancy, passion,
puppy love, rage, rash conviction, relish, stultification, taste,
trustfulness, uncritical acceptance, uncriticalness,
unquestioning belief, unripe acceptation, unskepticalness,
unsuspectingness, unsuspiciousness, weakness, will to believe,
willingness to believe, wishful belief, wishful thinking,