- Smitten is defined as to have struck, hit or blow with a heavy force, or to be very much in love.
- An example of smitten is for a lightning bolt to have knocked down a tree yesterday.
- An example of smitten is for someone to have fallen very much in love with someone.
smitten definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb, intransitive verb
smitten definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A past participle of smite.
Variant of smite
transitive verb smote, smitten or smote, smiting
- Now Rare
- to hit or strike hard
- to bring into a specified condition by or as by a blow: to smite someone dead
- to defeat, punish, destroy, or kill
- to strike or attack with powerful or disastrous effect
- to affect strongly and suddenly: with some feeling: smitten with dread
- to disquiet mentally; distress: smitten by conscience
- to strike or impress favorably; inspire with love: smitten with her charms
Origin: Middle English smiten ; from Old English smitan, akin to German schmeissen, to throw ; from Indo-European base an unverified form smē-, to smear, smear on, stroke on
Now Rare to hit or strike hard
- smiter noun