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1. obsessive

noun. ['əbˈsɛsɪv'] a person who has obsessions.

Synonyms

  • psychoneurotic
  • mental case

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • obsess (English)
  • obsessus (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Obsessive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • possessive
  • oppressive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

Example sentences of the word obsessive


1. Adjective
A clear sign of this is obsessive licking or biting of the feet.

Quotes containing the word obsessive


1. I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.
- Gates McFadden

2. When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

3. I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

2. obsessive-compulsive_disorder

noun. an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors.

3. obsessive-compulsive

adjective. characterized by obsessions and compulsions.

Synonyms

  • psychoneurotic

Antonyms

  • together

4. obsessive-compulsive

noun. a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics.

Synonyms

  • mental case
  • psychoneurotic

5. obsessive-compulsive_personality

noun. personality characterized by a strong need to repeat certain acts or rituals.

6. obsessive

adjective. ['əbˈsɛsɪv'] characterized by or constituting an obsession.

Synonyms

  • psychoneurotic
  • obsessional

Antonyms

  • together

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • obsess (English)
  • obsessus (English)
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