'Nuisance' and 'shallow' are top searched Valentine's Day words

'Nuisance' and 'Shallow' Are Top Searched Valentine's Day Words

By MORGAN GIORDANO

Valentine's Day is the best time of the year to put on your poet hat and pretend that you are Shakespeare -- and if you are not heading to CVS to pick up a pre-made card, you might find yourself at Dictionary.com or Thesaurus.com to spice up your "I love yous" without sounding like a cheeseball.

But not everyone is feeling the love.

Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com recently released their lists of the word searches that surged the most during Valentine's Day 2014, and the results were pretty surprising.

The top three searched words on Dictionary.com were "expenditure," "Cupid," and "shallow." On Thesaurus.com, they were "nuisance," "atone" and "mockery." If that isn't a peek into the human psyche during Valentine's Day, then we're not sure what is.

The other most searched words reveal how polarizing the holiday really is.

On the day after Valentine's Day, things take a turn for the worse. Thesaurus.com reported that in 2014, searches for the words "discourage," "avarice," "spendthrift," "grandiose" and "unrealistic" all swelled on February 15th.

Are you guilty of using Valentine's Day cards to vent your frustrations?

Check out the lists below for the most searched Valentine's Day words.

Top 10 on Dictionary.com:
Expenditure
Cupid
Shallow
Truly
Cougar
Bouquet
Nuisance
Buffoon
Special
Pursue

Top 10 on Thesaurus.com:
Nuisance
Atone
Mockery
Annul
Everlasting
Curt
Blasphemous
Persevere
Loving
Turmoil

And if you need to feel better about being single on Valentine's Day, check out these awkward couple photos you can avoid:

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