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infatuation

noun
     
in‧fat‧u‧a‧tion [uncountable and countable]
a strong feeling of love for someone or interest in something, especially a feeling that is unreasonable and does not continue for a long time
infatuation with
the current infatuation with '70s style
Shaw's infatuation with the actress is evident in his writing.

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