[ UK /ɒbsˈɛʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /əbˈsɛʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. characterized by or constituting an obsession
    the obsessional character of his response
    obsessive gambling
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How To Use obsessional In A Sentence

  • His films generally concern the cruel power of obsessional love and the need for sensual pleasure.
  • Freud has delimited what he calls obsessional or compulsion neurosis (Zwangsneurosis), which is classed under psychasthenia by the French and under neurasthenia by others. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • It has a cult-like following with the potential to exploit gullible people and reinforce obsessional behaviour.
  • Celebrity stalkers are usually found in the love obsessional group, a high proportion of whom suffer from psychotic illnesses.
  • The true obsessional or libertine has to accomplish them at a set hour.
  • They were so close to the goal her mind had set for her that the need to reach it was obsessional. WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM
  • Anorexics tend to be obsessional and perfectionist.
  • But the third, the biggie, is that the psychopathology that leads to murder is that the killer often feels what we call persecutory distress obsessional paranoia, which is the belief that the victim is threatening their well-being in some way and that the only way they can restore their psychic equilibrium is to wipe out the victim. CNN Transcript Sep 18, 2009
  • Obsessional, edgy, uncomfortable to be with.Sentencedict
  • The ‘obsessional’ type, ruled by the super-ego, was ruled by fear of the naggings of conscience.
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