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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)
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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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The key coordinate for Wallace's representation of love and lovelessness is James Joyce.
Haunted by both lovelessness and death, Carpenter's Gothic rejects sentimental notions about family, power, or sex and instead presents these elements of American life as harsher, more gothic than nostalgic, in nature.
Despite the presence of such work, my ratty anxiety about the comparative lovelessness within the humanities gnaws at me.
And this fight, because of the purpose given it by the oppressed, will actually constitute an act of love opposing the lovelessness which lies at the heart of the oppressors' violence, lovelessness even when clothed in false generosity (Freire, 133).
It moves forward from a sense of lovelessness and loss to discover, at the film's end, the initial ecstasy, which, knowing what we do, is all the more haunting." (Canby).
the lived experience of coping with a life of horrifying meaninglessness, hopelessness and (most important) lovelessness [original emphasis].
Bagnold's most audacious trick was to disguise her coruscating study of mother/daughter relationships, lovelessness and the collapse of upper-class control as a laugh-aloud comedy.
What most scares Spicer in his reading of his poems, I would like to conjecture, is the possibility of lovelessness in poetry.
By exploring the theories of six well-known philosophers --Epicurus, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Seneca and Socrates--the author seeks to bed their work in a contemporary context, attempting to make centuries-old and common problems, such as unpopularity and lovelessness, and their subsequent solutions as pertinent as they were the day they were conceived.
This incident is represented as exemplifying the "lovelessness" and "selfishness" of Hinduism.
Philosophically, nihilism was the doctrine that there are no credible grounds for truth statements or standards; at the street level, it was the experience of "horrifying meaninglessness, hopelessness, and (most important) lovelessness." In West's telling, the culture of nihilism was especially toxic in poor black urban neighborhoods.
We might therefore read the two stories purely in terms of tonal contrasts: love versus lovelessness; goodness and sweetness versus violence; romanticism versus realism; a comic plot of harmony restored versus a plot of non-marriage increasingly imbued with bitter irony.