What is another word for besotted?

Pronunciation: [bɪsˈɒtɪd] (IPA)

Besotted is a word used to describe being deeply in love or infatuated with someone or something. However, there are many synonyms to this common yet powerful word. The synonyms for besotted include words like enamored, enchanted, smitten, captivated, and charmed. Each of these words expresses a different aspect of being in love. Enamored and enchanted suggest having strong feelings of affection and attraction, while smitten connotes being struck or taken by someone or something. Captivated and charmed, on the other hand, suggest feeling completely under the spell of the object of one's affection. Overall, the synonyms for besotted are versatile and capture the many emotions and sensations of being in love.

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What are the hypernyms for Besotted?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for besotted?

Besotted is an adjective used to describe a person who is completely infatuated or obsessed with someone or something. Its antonyms are words that convey opposite meanings to besotted, including indifferent, unconcerned, and dispassionate. Indifferent refers to a lack of interest or concern, while unconcerned means not affected or bothered by something. Dispassionate suggests a lack of emotion or passionate involvement. Other antonyms for besotted include detached, disinterested, uninvolved, and unimpressed. These words are useful when discussing the opposite of besotted, particularly in relation to emotions or attitudes towards a person, object, or situation.

What are the antonyms for Besotted?

Usage examples for Besotted

besotted as he was, he could still realize the calamity that had overtaken them: could realize it without the slightest ability to suggest a remedy.
"Stories of the Foot-hills"
Margaret Collier Graham
Dost thou think I am so besotted as not to know my state?
"The Three Heron's Feathers"
Hermann Sudermann
To the Stoic the vicious man was a fool, whose reason was hopelessly besotted.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill

Famous quotes with Besotted

  • Of course, when I started my career, like anyone else who was 16 at the time, we were besotted by the rock-n-roll scene from America, and all I was interested in was having a career of my own.
    Cliff Richard
  • I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.
    Robert Burton
  • ‘....There was a good deal of drunkenness - … There was lechery, nakedness. It was a warm afternoon,’ he added, as if to excuse the nakedness.... ‘I saw the ceremony between the Empress and Gaius Silius and I assumed it was all a game. There was a great deal of laughter and little solemnity. Then the marriage or mock marriage was .... consummated at once and in public. And, in sympathy as it were, the other guests - A great mass of naked bodies. Men and women. Fornication for them. There were boys there too, Ganymedes. .... ‘And when does Gaius Silius think he can strike the blow that will secure him the imperial c -’ I do not think,’ Narcissus said, ‘that Gaius Silius has such an ambition. He is a weak man besotted by the erotic, no more.’
    Anthony Burgess
  • Like men condemn'd to thunder-bolts, Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts; Or fools besotted with their crimes, That know not how to shift betimes, And neither have the hearts to stay, Nor wit enough to run away.
    Samuel Butler (poet)

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