Definition of obsessive
1 a : tending to cause obsession b : excessive often to an unreasonable degree
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by obsession : deriving from obsession
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.
First Known Use of obsessive
OBSESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of obsessive for English Language Learners
: thinking about something or someone too much or in a way that is not normal : having an obsession : showing or relating to an obsession
Medical Definition of obsessive
: an obsessive individual
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