What does obsession mean?

Definitions for obsession
əbˈsɛʃ ənob·ses·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compulsion, obsession(noun)

    an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will

    "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"

  2. obsession, fixation(noun)

    an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone

GCIDE

  1. Obsession(n.)

    An excessive preoccupation of the thoughts or feelings; the persistent haunting or domination of the mind by a particular desire, idea, or image.

  2. Obsession(n.)

    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

  3. Obsession(n.)

    Something that causes an obsession.

  4. Obsession(n.)

    The state of being obsessed.

  5. Origin: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

Wiktionary

  1. obsession(Noun)

    A compulsive or irrational preoccupation.

  2. obsession(Noun)

    An unhealthy fixation.

  3. Origin: From obsessio, from obsidere; see obsess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsession(noun)

    the act of besieging

  2. Obsession(noun)

    the state of being besieged; -- used specifically of a person beset by a spirit from without

  3. Origin: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Obsession

    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-emobsidēre, to besiege.]

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How to pronounce obsession?

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How to say obsession in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsession in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obsession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of obsession in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    When Passion meets Inspiration, an Obsession is born.

  2. RVM:

    When Passion meets Inspiration, an Obsession is born.-RVM ‪

  3. Marlene Dietrich:

    Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

  4. Marlene Dietrich:

    In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.

  5. Nick Kyrgios:

    I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger.

Images & Illustrations of obsession

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