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obsessive

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adjective ob·ses·sive \äb-ˈse-siv, əb-\

Simple Definition of obsessive

  • : thinking about something or someone too much or in a way that is not normal : having an obsession : showing or relating to an obsession

Full Definition of obsessive

  1. 1 a :  tending to cause obsession b :  excessive often to an unreasonable degree

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characterized by obsession :  deriving from obsession

obsessive noun
ob·ses·sive·ly adverb
ob·ses·sive·ness noun

Examples of obsessive

  1. Many dancers are obsessive about their weight.

  2. He is an obsessive workaholic who never stops thinking about his job.

  3. an obsessive interest in space travel

  4. The new therapy is supposed to help people control their obsessive thoughts.



1901

First Known Use of obsessive

1901



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