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besetting

adjective

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caused by or suggestive of an irresistible urge
  • that woman's besetting need to meddle in the affairs of others

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besetting

verb
present participle of beset

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The first known use of besetting was in 1634

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“Besetting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/besetting. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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