Adjective "jilted" definition and examples

(Jilted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒɪlt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Suddenly reject or abandon (a lover)
  1. 'Throughout the course of the film, we learn that a young lover jilted her, then she lost his child during a pregnancy she never told him about.'
  2. 'These are real people who have left damaged families, jilted lovers, and dark secrets behind.'
  3. 'The story of what and who can be found on a beach takes in characters such as models, lifeguards, and a girl who has jilted her fiancé.'
  4. 'Perhaps he was jilted by a 28 year old woman, who knows.'
  5. 'After the smoke cleared, it was discovered that Captain Henry had jilted the rest and made off with most of the booty.'
  6. 'The film also resists the temptation to turn Mandras into a cardboard-cut out jilted lover.'
  7. 'The woman, it appears, had not only been jilted by the drapery assistant but he had also ‘circulated a scandalous report about her’.'
  8. 'Students use it to research their papers, jilted lovers use it to stalk their exes - and journalists use it for just about everything.'
  9. 'His sudden voice had jilted me from the conversation Duhze and I were having.'
  10. 'He sees her every performance and insinuates himself into her life, then ends up marrying her when she is jilted by her lover.'

noun

A person, especially a woman, who capriciously rejects a lover.
  1. 'She was thankful that while was surely still hurting over Sarah's jilt, he had found something he felt like fighting for.'

More definitions

1. to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly. noun

2. a woman who jilts a lover.

More examples(as adjective)

"lovers can be jilted."

"people can be jilted."

"boyfriends can be jilted."

"wives can be jilted."

"premiers can be jilted."

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Origin

(jilt)Mid 17th century: (in the sense ‘deceive, trick’): of unknown origin.