The Language of Love

Definition cards of the different types and connotations of love.

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Obsessive

A hypothetical state in which one person feels an overwhelming desire to possess another person toward whom they feel a strong attraction, with an inability to accept failure or rejection.

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Infatuation

An intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.

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Passion

A strong and barely controllable emotion such as love, joy, hatred or anger.

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Lust

A strong sexual desire.

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Desire

A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

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Yearning

A feeling of intense longing for something.

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Devotion

Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principlelove,

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Adoration

The act of paying honor, as to a divine being. Deep love and respect.

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Longing

 

A strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant.

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Affection

a gentle, tender feeling of fondness or liking for another.

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Idolisation

To regard with blind admiration or devotion.

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Fixation

An obsessive interest in or feeling about someone or something.

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Worship

the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity, or idol.

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Admiration

Respect and warm approval.

Something regarded as impressive or worthy of respect

Pleasurable contemplation.

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Enchantment

A feeling of great pleasure; delight.

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Unrequited

Love that is not openly reciprocated or understood as such. The beloved may or may not be aware of the admirer's deep and strong romantic affections.

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Reciprocal

Given, felt, or done in return.


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Requited

To make repayment or return for another's love.

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Illicit

Forbidden by law, rules, or custom.

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Transgressive

Iinvolving a violation of moral or social boundaries.

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Forbidden

Not permitted or allowed

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Adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse.

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Infidelity

The action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner.

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Betrayl

To be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining, or fulfilling

To fail or desert especially in time of need

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Chastity

The state or practice of refraining from extramarital, or especially from all, sexual intercourse.

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Virtue

Behaviour showing high moral standards.

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Virginity

The state of never having had sexual intercourse.

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Lover

A partner in a sexual or romantic relationship outside marriage.

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Mistress

A woman (other than the man's wife) having a sexual relationship with a married man.

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Paramour

A lover, especially the illicit partner of a married person.

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Muse

A woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

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