INFATUATION
. s. f.
Prévention excessive et ridicule en faveur de quelqu'un ou de quelque chose. On ne peut le guérir de son infatuation. Il est dans une grande infatuation de sa noblesse, de son opulence, de son mérite.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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