Definitions for Obsessiveəbˈsɛs ɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•ses•siveəbˈsɛs ɪv(adj.)

  1. being, pertaining to, or resembling an obsession:

    an obsessive fear of illness.

  2. causing an obsession.

  3. excessive, esp. extremely so.

  4. (n.)a person who has obsessions.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obsessive(adj)

    a person who has obsessions

  2. obsessional, obsessive(adj)

    characterized by or constituting an obsession

    "the obsessional character of his response"; "obsessive gambling"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obsessive(adjective)əbˈsɛs ɪv

    unable to stop obsessing

    obsessive behavior; She's become obsessive about it.; She cleaned obsessively.


  1. obsessive(Noun)

    A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession

  2. obsessive(Adjective)

    Prone to cause obsession

    The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive

  3. obsessive(Adjective)

    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

  4. obsessive(Adjective)

    Excessive, as results from obsession.

    A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout

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obsessive about cleanliness.

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