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Unrequited: Word Wednesday (It’s Fun) So be Happy!

Unrequited is a word that is almost always associated with “unrequited love.” I have no idea what made me think of this word for today’s post in the series. It may be something to do with some of the books I have been reading lately 🙂

Anyway let’s ‘be off’ to good old Merriam-Webster:

adjective un·re·quit·ed \ˌən-ri-ˈkwī-təd\
Popularity: Top 30% of words
Simple Definition
: not shared or returned by someone else
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

Full Definition
: not requited : not reciprocated or returned in kind <unrequited love>
See unrequited defined for English-language learners

Examples in a sentence
a song about unrequited love

First Known Use of unrequited
circa 1542

The top Facebook comment is interesting:

Cecil Ryan · University of Houston
My sentence is Lucifer rebelled and recruited a squad of unrequited Angels. I just wanted tomake sure if it fit. Knowing what i know now, my new question is will anyone know what I’m talking about. I wanted to convey the fact that these angels did not return God’s love!
Like · Reply · Aug 11, 2016 3:48am

Cecil, listen up! No! Please use a spell check too. For goodness sake – set an example 🙂 Try Grammarly because you can use it in your browser even on Facebook!

Urban Dictionary has an oft-usual quirky take on words:

Only the most painful thing a young individual can go through, up to and including shitting out lego.
Unreturned love, for those of you with a less poetic nature!
Person 1: Unrequited love hurts more than shitting out plastic bricks.
Person 2: You’ve shat plastic bricks? You sick bastard!
#lego #love #pain #shit #heartbreak
by notachav January 19, 2006


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