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ob·ses·sive

 (əb-sĕs′ĭv, ŏb-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or causing an obsession: obsessive gambling.
2. Excessive in degree or nature: an obsessive need to win.

ob·ses′sive n.
ob·ses′sive·ly adv.
ob·ses′sive·ness n.

obsessive

(əbˈsɛsɪv)
adj
1. (Psychiatry) psychiatry motivated by a persistent overriding idea or impulse, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
2. continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing
n
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a person subject to obsession
4. a person who is continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing
obˈsessively adv
obˈsessiveness n

ob•ses•sive

(əbˈsɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. being, pertaining to, or resembling an obsession: an obsessive fear of illness.
2. causing an obsession.
3. excessive, esp. extremely so.
n.
4. a person who has obsessions.
[1910–15]
ob•ses′sive•ly, adv.
ob•ses′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obsessive - a person who has obsessions
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis
Adj.1.obsessive - characterized by or constituting an obsession; "the obsessional character of his response"; "obsessive gambling"
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder

obsessive

adjective compulsive, fixed, gripping, consuming, haunting, tormenting, irresistible, neurotic, besetting, uncontrollable, obsessional Eating behaviour is the subject of obsessive, almost phobic interest.
Translations
مَهْووس، مُسْتَحْوِذ عَليْه فِكْرَه
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obsessive

[əbˈsesɪv]
A. ADJ [behaviour, jealousy, interest, need] → obsesivo; [love, gambler] → obsesivo, enfermizo; [fear] → enfermizo
his obsessive tidiness was driving her crazysu obsesión or manía con or por la limpieza la estaba sacando de quicio
he was an obsessive readerla lectura era una obsesión para él
to be obsessive about sthestar obsesionado con algo
to become obsessive [person] → obsesionarse; [thing] → volverse una obsesión
to become obsessive about sthobsesionarse con algo
dieting can become obsessivehacer dieta puede volverse una obsesión
B. N (Psych) → obsesivo/a m/f
C. CPD obsessive compulsive disorder N (Psych) → trastorno m obsesivo-compulsivo
obsessive neurosis N (Psych) → neurosis f inv obsesiva

obsessive

[əbˈsɛsɪv] adj (= pathological) [interest, jealousy, behaviour] → obsessionnel(le)
to be obsessive about sth → être obsessionnel par rapport à qchobsessive-compulsive disorder ntroubles mpl obsessionnels compulsifs

obsessive

adjzwanghaft, obsessiv (spec); to be obsessive about somethingvon etw besessen sein; to be obsessive about tidinesseine übertriebene Ordnungsliebe haben; to be obsessive about cleanlinesseinen Sauberkeitsfimmel haben (inf); she’s obsessive about organic foodBiokost ist bei ihr zur Manie geworden; to have an obsessive need to do somethingden Zwang verspüren, etw tun zu müssen; to become obsessivezum Zwang or zur Manie werden; an obsessive thought/memoryein Gedanke, der/eine Erinnerung, die einen nicht loslässt; an obsessive desire for wealtheine Sucht nach Reichtum; he is an obsessive readerer liest wie besessen, er hat die Lesewut (inf)
nZwangsneurotiker(in) m(f)

obsessive

[əbˈsɛsɪv] adjossessivo/a

obsess

(əbˈses) verb
to occupy (someone's mind) too much. He is obsessed by the fear of death.
obˈsession (-ʃən) noun
an obsession about motorbikes.
obˈsessional (-ʃə-) adjective
obsessional behaviour.
obˈsessive (-siv) adjective
obsessive about cleanliness.
obˈsessively adverb
obˈsessiveness noun
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