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Meaning of obsessive by Wiktionary Dictionary

obsessive


    Etymology

    obsess +‎ -ive

    Adjective

    obsessive ( comparative more obsessive, superlative most obsessive )

    1. Prone to cause obsession
      The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
    2. Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others .
      Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
    3. Excessive, as results from obsession .
      A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout

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    Noun

    obsessive ( plural: obsessives )

    1. A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession


Explanation of obsessive by Wordnet Dictionary

obsessive


    Adjective
    1. characterized by or constituting an obsession

    2. obsessive gambling
    Noun
    1. a person who has obsessions



    Definition of obsessive by GCIDE Dictionary

    obsessive


    1. obsessional obsessive adj. Persistently and abnormally preoccupied with some unreasonable idea.

      Syn. -- compulsive.