[ UK /ɒbsˈɛʃən/ ]
[ US /əbˈsɛʃən/ ]
NOUN
  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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