Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Pronunciation: [ li-mer-uhns ]

Definition: noun

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: 1975; English

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



  • Infatuation

  • Obsessed

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

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