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struck by strong feelings of love or affection
  • How to Memorize
    • smitten - struck
  • Analysis

    If you become enamoured with somebody or something in a sudden and dramatic way that is akin to being struck, then you can say you are ‘smitten’. The word implies an infatuation that can be overwhelming due to its intensity and the abruptness of its onset. Generally used in a positive context.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I’m not surprised to hear that Susan and David are now dating. It was obvious to everyone that they were smitten with each other.

    2. I brought a house in that part of the country because I was smitten by the scenery there when I visited last year.

    3. The boss certainly didn’t seem smitten with my suggestion, but I think I can convince her of its merits.