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smitten (ˈsmɪtən Pronunciation for smitten



  1. a past participle of smite


  1. (postpositive) affected by love (for)


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= infatuated, charmed, captivated, beguiled, bewitched, bowled over, enamoured, swept off your feet
= afflicted, struck, beset, laid low, plagued

smite (smaɪt Pronunciation for smite



Word forms:  smites,  smiting,  smote,  smitten,  smit
(mainly transitive) (mainly archaic)
  1. to strike with a heavy blow or blows
  2. to damage with or as if with blows
  3. to afflict or affect severely   ⇒ smitten with flu
  4. to afflict in order to punish
  5. (intransitive) foll by on to strike forcibly or abruptly   ⇒ the sun smote down on him

Derived Forms

ˈsmiter noun

Word Origin

Old English smītan; related to Old High German smīzan to smear, Gothic bismeitan, Old Swedish smēta to daub

Example Sentences Including 'smitten'

3 Al Gore wasn't the only person smitten with digital technology.
John Cassidy DOT.CON (2001)
A man who was really smitten wouldn't have wanted one of his minions nosing into her knicker drawer.
And maybe it was the booze, or the whole lovely day, but Mahoney was smitten.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
By the time they finally decided to live together, Timothy Duane would be totally smitten.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Radhika Roy, 28, director of the song, is smitten : "This is the songstress as enchantress.
India Today (1997)
Tickets to the play sold out, and she received rave reviews: the New York theatre producer Joseph Melillo was smitten.
The Australian (2005)
Zachary Jones, 20, and Megan Futcher, 19, are just the latest company dancers to find themselves smitten.
Misc (1999)


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