besetting

adjective
be·​set·​ting | \ bi-ˈse-tiŋ How to pronounce besetting (audio) , bē-\

Definition of besetting

: constantly present or attacking : obsessive

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Examples of besetting in a Sentence

that woman's besetting need to meddle in the affairs of others

First Known Use of besetting

1634, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of besetting was in 1634

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