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unrequited love

This page is about the collocation unrequited love

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

love you feel for someone who doesn't love you

For example

  • She knew her love was unrequited, but she still hoped he'd return her love one day.

  • Most people experience unrequited love at some time in their lives.

Quick Quiz

If Juliet's love for Romeo had been unrequited, he

a. would have loved her

b. wouldn't have loved her

c. wouldn't have known her

Contributor: Matt Errey