What does obsession mean?

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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.

    Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

  3. Obsession(n.)

    Something that causes an obsession.

    Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

  4. Obsession(n.)

    The state of being obsessed.

    Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

Wiktionary

  1. obsession(Noun)

    A compulsive or irrational preoccupation.

    Etymology: From obsessio, from obsidere; see obsess.

  2. obsession(Noun)

    An unhealthy fixation.

    Etymology: From obsessio, from obsidere; see obsess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obsession(noun)

    the act of besieging

    Etymology: [L. obsessio: cf. F. obsession.]

  2. Obsession(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. obsession

    The act of besieging.

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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. Abby Johnson:

    Pro-choice advocates contend that abortion is an essential and time-sensitive medical service.While people everywhere are trying to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians like Gov. Abbott continue this perverse obsession with banning abortion, those who are caring for their families, forced to work essential jobs, and doing what they can to stay healthy need access to health care right now. Instead, these politicians are forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles putting themselves and their families at risk. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the stayorder. We are pleased that the Court recognized the urgency and necessity of Governor Abbotts order. All elective surgeries and procedures, including abortions, must cease during this national crisis, Dannenfelser said in a statement provided to Fox News. At a time when millions of Americans are making heroic sacrifices to protect the vulnerable, and legitimate health care workers risk their own lives to care for COVID-19 patients with crucial protective equipment in short supply, the abortion industry led by Planned Parenthood demands special treatment anddiverts scarce resources.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    Nixon had three goals to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history to be remembered as a peacemaker and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Nice beautiful Kazakh woman It is too sweet for my eyes, lips, tongue, feelings when I see you. I gasp with passion. It's so beautiful that I can't hear you, but I feel how I love you. You are a delight for my senses. You are sweet passion and romantic obsession lust. A clear feeling of love. The obsession with true love. Rare exoticism of the passion of voluptuousness.

  4. Marlene Dietrich:

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

  5. Cipy:

    Youth makes poor judgment. Youth is driven by hormones. Reason takes a backseat to blind obsession with the opposite sex.

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