Limerence definition

(psychology) An involuntary state of mind caused by a romantic attraction to another person combined with an overwhelming, obsessive need to have one's feelings reciprocated.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of limerence - limerance

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
limerence
Plural:
limerences

Origin of limerence

  • Coined by Dorothy Tennov, Professor of Psychology (Emeritus), University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Circa 1977. The coinages are arbitrary; there is no specific etymology.

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