Examples of obsessive in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of obsessive from the Web
The Edie book took her obsessive years to finish; West of Eden: An American Place, which received rave reviews, drove her to near distraction and took 20 years, off and on, to complete.
Both are meticulous, almost obsessive thinkers, both seem to battle with their emotions during matches and both have been praised immeasurably for the style of football their respective sides produce.
In fact, there were enough subtle — and not so subtle nods — for a Things obsessive to make watching out for them their new full-time job.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is a type of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Disorders of anxiety and fear include phobias, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, PTSD and obsessive compulsive disorder.
There’s a spontaneity and abandon in this technique that seems a departure from the obsessive fastidiousness in much of Cramer’s earlier work.
The action picks up after Martin exhibits obsessive behavior that borders on stalking, and Steven tries to cut ties with him.
The 11-year-old also had obsessive compulsive disorder and would tear apart her shirts, unpicking all the seams.
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First Known Use of obsessive
Synonymsbesetting, driven, impulsive, obsessional, compulsive
Related Wordsirrepressible, uncontrollable; automatic, instinctive, involuntary, knee-jerk, reflex, spontaneous; conditioned, mechanical; unconscious, unthinking, unwitting; capricious, unpredictable, whimsical
Near Antonymsunforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful); controllable, manageable, resistible
OBSESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of obsessive
- obsessive behavior
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