Definitions for besettingbɪˈsɛt ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•set•tingbɪˈsɛt ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. constantly assailing or obsessing:

    a besetting temptation.

Origin of besetting:

1540–50

Webster Dictionary

  1. Besetting

    of Beset

  2. Besetting(adj)

    habitually attacking, harassing, or pressing upon or about; as, a besetting sin


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

occupation(noun)

the act of occupying (a house, town etc).

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