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besetting

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of besetting

  1. caused by or suggestive of an irresistible urge <that woman's besetting need to meddle in the affairs of others> Synonyms compulsive, driven, impulsive, obsessional, obsessiveRelated Words irrepressible, uncontrollable; automatic, instinctive, involuntary, knee-jerk, reflex, spontaneous; conditioned, mechanical; unconscious, unthinking, unwitting; capricious, unpredictable, whimsicalNear Antonyms unforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful); controllable, manageable, resistible





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