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affatuated

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ad + fatuus (foolish).

AdjectiveEdit

affatuated (comparative more affatuated, superlative most affatuated)

  1. (obsolete) infatuated
    • 1649 October, John Milton, "Eikonoklastes. In Answer to a Book Intitled, Eikon Basilike, The PORTRAITURE of his SACRED MAJESTY in his Solitudes and Sufferings", preface.
      That they who from the firſt beginning, or but now of late, by what unhappineſs I know not, are ſo much affatuated, not with his [that is Charles I's] perſon only, but with his palpable faults, and doat upon his deformities, may have none to blame but their own folly, if they live and die in ſuch a ſtrooken blindneſs, as next to that of Sodam hath not happened to any ſort of men more groſs or more miſleading.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for affatuated in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)