HyperDic: obsession

English > 2 senses of the word obsession:
NOUNmotiveobsession, compulsionan irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
cognitionobsession, fixationan unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone
obsession > pronunciation
Soundsahbseh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > obsession: 2 senses > noun 1, motive
MeaningAn irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will.
Synonymcompulsion
Narroweronomatomaniaobsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
Broaderirrational motiveA motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
Spanishcompulsión, obsesión
Catalanobsessió
Adjectivesobsessionalcharacterized by or constituting / constituting an obsession / obsession
English > obsession: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone.
Synonymfixation
BroaderpreoccupationAn idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
Spanishfijación, obsesión
Catalanfixació, obsessió
Adjectivesobsessionalcharacterized by or constituting / constituting an obsession / obsession
Verbsobsesshaunt like a ghost / ghost
obsessbe preoccupied with something

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