1. obsession

noun. ['əbˈsɛʃən'] an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.


  • fixation


  • obsessio (Latin)
  • obsideo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Obsession

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • oppression
  • aggression
  • accession

How do you pronounce obsession?

Pronounce obsession as əbˈsɛʃən.

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How to spell obsession? Is it obsetion? Or obession? Common misspellings are:

  • obsetion
  • obession

Sentences with obsession

1. Noun, singular or mass
Trying to wean off of your sugar obsession?

Quotes about obsession

1. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
- Elie Wiesel

2. There is something about giving everything to your profession. In Italian, an obsession is not necessarily negative. It's the art of putting all your energy into one thing; it's the art of transforming even what you eat for lunch into architecture.
- Renzo Piano

3. Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.
- Jeanette Winterson

2. obsession

noun. ['əbˈsɛʃən'] an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will.


  • onomatomania
  • irrational motive


  • obsessio (Latin)
  • obsideo (Latin)