from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not reciprocated or returned in kind: unrequited love.
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- adj. Unanswered; not returned; not reciprocated; not repaid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not requited; not recompensed; not reciprocated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not returned in kind
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I can just see Amy pining for Barack, while Jon Stewart suffers in unrequited love.
With rare and mostly short lived exceptions, most of the characters on Battlestar Galactica experience more of the unrequited part of the phrase unrequited love.
For some reason, I've also been thinking a lot of Charlie Brown (you know, from Peanuts) and the little red-haired girl that represented the cartoonist's long-term unrequited crush from long ago.
No heart will be left unsatisfied; no spirit will mourn in unrequited love, for that happy region is the abode of love – of love without the defilements or the disquietudes of mortality, for there it is an everlasting, pure enjoyment.
Friendship, by contrast, is essentially a kind of relationship grounded in a particular kind of special concern each has for the other as the person she is; and whereas we must make conceptual room for the idea of unrequited love, unrequited friendship is senseless.
I cried for what I can only describe as an unrequited love for an America that is always just out of our reach.
"But it certainly didn't feel like it at the time", referring to the unrequited loves, an ill-advised brief engagement and other romantic incidents that fill her diary when she was in her twenties.
I was also much more awkward back then than even now (and I'm still very awkward today) ... anyway, I made a move on her, which promptly was rejected (remember, awkward), and sent me into three years of depression (aka unrequited love) ...
It's called unrequited love and it happens all the time.
What I think many of us are left with in the wake of all this is extreme frustration, a sense of helplessness, and in many respects, a kind of unrequited love.