[ UK /ɒbsˈɛʃən/ ]
[ US /əbˈsɛʃən/ ]
  1. an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
  2. an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
    her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly
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How To Use obsession In A Sentence

  • Hopefully, North Norfolk will soon shake off this surreal obsession with the Lib Dems and embrace their NE Cambs neighbour's decent Tory stance. Will Iain Dale have to repay the donations ?
  • His desire to realize Henry VIII's plan to subdue French influence in Scotland and achieve the union of the Crowns became an obsession.
  • They can sometimes recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are unrealistic.
  • He had never professed love, just a lustful possessive desire that fueled the cruelty in his obsession.
  • His obsession verges on monomania, and he becomes ‘bewitched to her memory’.
  • And pachinko is a national obsession, the parlours offering gaudy arrays of noisy pinball machines where many Japanese contentedly gamble the hours away.
  • Overlinking is often due to writers who believe that the text is improved by any addition of links, and who seem to have a "regularization" obsession - that all words which are the same, should appear the same. Archive 2007-01-01
  • For the French, the sport borders on a national obsession, but enthusiasts in Stockport are hoping the sound of metal boules on gravel will become a traditional feature of the English summer.
  • Later, despite the efforts of her instructors at an Arica forty-day intensive, she developed an overnight obsession for Rolfing. TALES OF THE CITY
  • For many, the most traumatic and painful part of the disorder is the constant obsession with food and weight.
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