Definitions for obsession
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word obsession.
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
"her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"
an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
An excessive preoccupation of the thoughts or feelings; the persistent haunting or domination of the mind by a particular desire, idea, or image.
Hence: Any driving motive; a compelling goal; -- not necessarily implying a negative judgment, as does sense 3; as, the coach was obsessed with winning the state championship
Something that causes an obsession.
The state of being obsessed.
A compulsive or irrational preoccupation.
An unhealthy fixation.
Etymology: From obsessio, from obsidere; see obsess.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: obsessio, Latin.
the act of besieging
the state of being besieged; -- used specifically of a person beset by a spirit from without
Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]
"Obsession" is a 1983 song covered in 1984 by the synthpop/New Wave group Animotion. The song hit number six in the United States, and number five in the United Kingdom in early 1985, helped by a distinctive video that received heavy rotation on MTV.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ob-sesh′un, n. persistent attack, esp. of an evil spirit upon a person: the state of being so molested from without—opp. to Possession, or control by an evil spirit from within. [L. obsession-em—obsidēre, to besiege.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of besieging.
Song lyrics by obsession -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by obsession on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of obsession in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of obsession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
You can goad him and he makes his positions bigger, that is even better to trade against. It's not a personal obsession - it's a way of making money.
They hooked up in the past, but to her, it was pretty platonic and she didn’t want to have anything seriously, that was actually a while ago, but he never got over his obsession of her.
We have this obsession in Dubai with bringing in things from outside, economically and artistically it doesn't make sense.
There's a very close relationship between passion, dedication and obsession, you look at any athlete that has achieved great things, there has to be a certain level of obsession.
In that (Holmes) statement that was released there was a lot to be concerned about, particularly that more witnesses described the president's obsession with investigating his political opponents.
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Translations for obsession
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- obsessióCatalan, Valencian
- posedlost, obseseCzech
- besættelse, tvangstanke, fiks ideDanish
- Besessenheit, fixe IdeeGerman
- μανία, ψυχαναγκασμός, εμμονή, ιδεοληψίαGreek
- pakkomielle, riippuvuusFinnish
- obsession, idée fixeFrench
- beò-ghlacadhScottish Gaelic
- ossessione, fissaItalian
- dwangvoorstelling, bezetenheid, obsessie, fixatieDutch
- idee fixă, obsesieRomanian
- одержимость, зацикленность, навязчивая идея, фиксация, мания, идея-фиксRussian
- sự ám ảnhVietnamese
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