[ US /əbˈsɛst/ ]
[ UK /ɒbsˈɛst/ ]
  1. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    was absolutely obsessed with the girl
    became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle
    he was taken up in worry for the old woman
    got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children
  2. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
    by love possessed
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How To Use obsessed In A Sentence

  • It was in her role as a career-obsessed TV weathergirl in Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire ‘To Die For’ that Kidman started to win audiences over.
  • Robert Dossie described three categories of watercolor painting — miniature, the most delicate; distemper, which is coarser, uses less expensive colors in a glue or casein binder, and is appropriate for canvas hangings, ceilings, and other interior decorative painting purposes; and fresco. reference As a technique practiced by the Romans, fresco painting was a subject of particularly interest in the antiquity-obsessed eighteenth-century. The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe
  • Most American designers are either obsessed with objective space or suffer from just trying to make things look cool - but here there is evidence of honesty, conceptualism and philosophy.
  • Like many young stars, he seems obsessed with people who dare to tell him he's anything but amazeballs and destined for legend-hood.
  • When you come to the world of weblogs for the first time you will probably find to your horror that they are written by foul-mouthed illiterates, self-obsessed juveniles (of all ages), assorted bigots and swivel-eyed fruitcakes.
  • Will the next millennium see man obsessed by athletic entertainment to the exclusion of other kinds of culture?
  • Whether or not you're a logomaniac (one obsessed with words), this esoteric collection of English words should prove entertaining; it even might make you cachinnate (laugh loudly) as you turn the pages.
  • While we know that obesity is also a national concern, it is frightening to acknowledge the degree to which girls and women are discontent with the body they have, want a body that is unattainably thin for 98 percent of natural body shapes, are angry at their body imperfections, and are obsessed with fixing their shape. Beth Weinstock: Gloria Steinem Is Alive and Well, Reminding Us 'That Perfect Is Boring' and 'Beauty Is Irregular'
  • Despite revelations of wrongdoing in high places during recent years, Ireland remains a society obsessed with secrecy.
  • My wife has joined a choir and become obsessed with choral singing. Times, Sunday Times
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