obsessiveness






adjective

  1. being, pertaining to, or resembling an obsession: an obsessive fear of illness.
  2. causing an obsession.
  3. excessive, especially extremely so.

noun

  1. someone who has an obsession or obsessions; a person who thinks or behaves in an obsessive manner.

adjective

  1. psychiatry motivated by a persistent overriding idea or impulse, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
  2. continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing

noun

  1. psychiatry a person subject to obsession
  2. a person who is continually preoccupied with a particular activity, person, or thing

adj.1911, from obsess + -ive. Related: Obsessively. Obsessive-compulsive is attested from 1927. adj.

  1. Of, characteristic of, or causing an obsession.

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