What Does ILUSM Mean in a Text?

Expressing Love in a Text

There are over 100 novel ways to express love in a text message. Some of them were invented by the iKids (i.e., Millennials, Generation Z, and Generation A), making them just a few decades old, but many of them have been around for centuries. Here's the one that matters to you: ILUSM means "I Love You So Much."

More Observations...

ILUSM is often used as a show of appreciation to an act of kindness by a loved one. Its purpose is to express intense affection. Be aware that, just like when using the other abbreviations meaning "I love you," ILUSM can be interpreted as less heartfelt than saying "I love you" explicitly or typing the words in full. Through its overuse, ILUSM should not always be taken literally. It is sometimes used just to show affection, rather than actual love. In other words, it can be used between friends or between family members.

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When I write ILUSM, I mean this:

meaning of ILUSM

ILUSM means "I love you so much."

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You So Much" is, by far, the most common meaning for ILUSM when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Definition:I Love You So Much
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of ILUSM in Sentences

Here are examples of ILUSM in conversations:
  • Tony: You proofread my dissertation already? ILUSM!
  • Jordan: No problem!
  • Tony: Thanks for driving me to the hospital tonight.
  • Jordan: Anything for you. ILUSM.

An Academic Look at ILUSM

ILUSM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aye Ell Yoo Ess Em), but as this is harder to say than "I love you so much," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation ILY is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Example of ILUSM Used in a Text

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