So, I know this is a very advanced question, because I've looked everywhere and cannot for the life of me find the right word I'm looking for.

I'm currently writing an album and I need a word that means a hate of the concept of love, however, not in an evil, bad guy way, more so a sympathetic, saddening way. I need a word that can intricately describe the feeling of being hurt by love, and result in hating the concept of love itself because of the hurt it has brought upon. I don't want any conjunctions or dash mark words (-), I want a full word.

If such a word doesn't exist, that sucks.

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    We don't pick names for things here.
    – tchrist
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 23:41
  • There's probably no word specifically for your intended meaning. But the idea immediately reminded me of the Bob Seger song, Beautiful Loser (because that's how I view that sort of person). youtube.com/watch?v=czIdAcKDZVs
    – Bread
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 23:57
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    For a sympathetic, saddening song on the subject of being hurt by love see youtube.com/watch?v=6ivVJzGgcq0
    – Al Maki
    Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 0:29
  • @tchrist a person asking a question can't know that there isn't a word for something.. or at least an idiom. I'm reaching for something in my memory as it seemed to be such a common 19th century thing along with their nervous breakdowns (which I also forget the word for)
    – Tom22
    Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 0:30
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    "Hurt by love" is, of course, "heartbroken".
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 2:53

2 Answers 2


The first word that comes to mind is jaded.

:: made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something [ Merriam-Webster's]

Jessica was jaded with relationships after her last boyfriend cheated on her.

  • I generally interpret "jaded" to mean having lost interest due to overexposure to the concept.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 2:54
  • Always thought this was the right word, but indeed reading the definitions doesn't really make it sound like it. I could've sworn there was a better word. Something more along the line of damaged rather than simply dull. Commented Aug 18, 2021 at 0:38

I would go with scorned.

A feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something.

To use in a common saying... "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

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