a : tending to cause obsession
b : excessive often to an unreasonable degree
: 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
- Many dancers are obsessive about their weight.
- He is an obsessive workaholic who never stops thinking about his job.
- an obsessive interest in space travel
- The new therapy is supposed to help people control their obsessive thoughts.
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