[ UK /ɒbsˈɛsɪv/ ]
[ US /əbˈsɛsɪv/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. characterized by or constituting an obsession
    the obsessional character of his response
    obsessive gambling
NOUN
  1. a person who has obsessions
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How To Use obsessive In A Sentence

  • You may go on strict diets and exercise obsessively. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome
  • The actress is asking the court to protect her from an obsessive fan who is making her life a misery.
  • When production designer David Brisbin oversaw the “rebuild” of Charlie Swan’s house, he studied the original location obsessively and created exactly what he had seen — with one key addition. TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 9TH | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews
  • Barbie, Toys “Я” Us machine guns—these are “charged objects,” contaminative; they represent the dog-eat-dog world, the obsessively competitive culture that synagogues and mosques and churches strive to keep out. The Barbie Chronicles
  • Not in so many words, she viewed my new handset as just another exotic creation of a transnational technocracy using technology to get us to spend our obsessive consumerist, materialist dollars.
  • As for the remaining four songs, 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' and 'Tea In The Sahara' are doomy ciphers, the former possibly about marriage, the latter open to a handful of interpretations, none of them exactly upbeat, while 'Synchronicity I' is a trifle explaining the title concept and the monster hit 'Every Breath You Take', is ostensibly a trite love song with it's icy and obsessive core just barely concealed. Synchronicity
  • Are you obsessive-compulsive about storing DVDs and CDs?
  • All this aside, the boxes are quite obviously the work of obsessives, compiled for completists.
  • It says in the headline I'm a food obsessive. Times, Sunday Times
  • The term ‘trainspotter’ needn't just be applied to drum 'n' bass obsessives or US sitcom completists.
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