What does obsessive mean?

Definitions for obsessiveəbˈsɛs ɪv

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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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsessive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsessive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dr. Karl Bowman:

    Love is an obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage.

  2. Arcigay President Flavio Romani:

    He is becoming obsessive about this. Venice does not deserve it.

  3. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005:

    When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.

  4. Dannielle Miller:

    Teenagers are wired to feel emotional and to feel almost obsessive about things, and passionate and impulsive. So it makes sense biologically that they are this entrenched in 1D.

  5. Arcigay President Flavio Romani:

    Venice is not his city. At the moment he is governing it, but he won't last long given the fool he is making of himself, he is becoming obsessive about this. Venice does not deserve it.

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