Limerence

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


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • Infatuation

  • Obsessed

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

9,476 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

School Of Word Play

Subscribe

©2020 by SchoolOfWordPlay