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Enthralled vs Infatuated - What's the difference?

enthralled | infatuated | Related terms |

As adjectives the difference between enthralled and infatuated

is that enthralled is extremely happy or excited while infatuated is marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness.

As verbs the difference between enthralled and infatuated

is that enthralled is past tense of enthrall while infatuated is past tense of infatuate.

enthralled

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
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  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (enthrall)
  • infatuated

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (infatuate)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness