I was really smitten by the color combination, and soon repainted the entire house.
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.
He was totally smitten by the librarian.
Origin of smitten
- Old English verb smittian "to pollute", cognate with German schmitzen, to pollute, and through Middle Low German with Danish smitte, to infect.