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Drug slang A regionally popular street term for crack cocaine
Psychology The personal experience and manifest expression of emotional attachment or bonding to another person
Types Sacred and profane love, and affectional and erotic love. The word is also used in the vernacular as a synonym for like or fancy
Sports medicine Nil, naught (tennis)

love

[ME.]
1. Profound concern and affection for another person.
2. In psychoanalysis, love may be equated with pleasure, particularly as it applies to the gratifying sexual experiences between individuals.
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Their lives have been filled with bitterness and disappointments, lovelessness and loss, and there is no room for gratitude.
Thus lovelessness fails to account for either plurality or unity, whereas loving attention always recognizes the 'manifoldness'--that is, the irreducibly complex wholeness of a work (or a person, or an event)" (53).
despite the manifest lovelessness of his world, he nevertheless
Her attachment to the statue is a way to compensate for the lovelessness of her marriage to Uplandtowers: "The Pygmalion-like episode of the statue suggests that an ideal aesthetic image is preferred to a living body, or to the quotidian banality of sexual intercourse" (Ebbatson 1993, 93).
Although only three of the eight stories included in the collection were written after the accident, they all illustrate ways of defending life against such threats as insensitivity, corruption, oppression, aggression, lovelessness, oblivion, poverty, insanity, annihilation, and dehumanization.
The final loss and disappearance of that beloved leads to a poetry of abandonment and disconsolation (Philip Larkin's late dejected lyrics of lovelessness come to mind).
Breath was the lovelessness of it; especially the terribly blind search for
But Ru's revelations about his tough-talking but wondrous mama and his evasive father are unexpectedly touching, and his outlooks - on lovelessness, education, trust, fame, and femininity - seem startlingly sincere.
The Encyclical does not refer to the structured lovelessness that has prevailed in the world, especially since 1492.
When Ozzy opens up about his Angela's Ashes-style upbringing - the poverty, lovelessness and violence - the kids muster an empathy for his beleaguered circumstances.
We hear this repeated theme of lack and lovelessness later in the novel when Sweetie tells Nathaniel about her relationship with his grandfather Jericho.
Bonebreaker, she knows only the abuse of a lustful Eros and lives perpetually with the wound of lovelessness.