addicting vs addictive : Common Errors in English

About addicting vs addictive

Do you find beer nuts addicting or addictive? “Addicting” is a perfectly legitimate word, but much less common than “addictive,”and some people will scowl at you if you use it.

addictive Meaning(s)

  • (a) causing or characterized by addiction

addicting in News


    ?13 JUN 2013 We check out the newest - and addicting - entry to the Scribblenauts franchise. Don't have IGN Prime? Join Today! Get access to these videos:
    on June 14, 2013 Source: IGN Guides

  2. Video Game Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Oddly addicting and incredibly charming. That’s the only way to describe Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series. The newest...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WHNT-TV Huntsville

  3. Mass. high court partially overturns landmark tobacco case award

    The state’s highest court has partially overturned a landmark verdict against Lorillard Tobacco Co. that alleged the company designed cigarettes solely to attract younger smokers, addicting a Boston woman who later died of lung cancer. The Supreme Judicial Court upheld the award of compensatory damages to the woman’s son and her estate, but struck down the award of punitive damages. “We affirm ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

addictive in News

  1. Meth lab busts increasing in Ohio after sharp drop

    Meth lab busts are increasing in Ohio partly because the addictive substance is now being made in spaces as small as a large soda bottle.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: WTRF Wheeling

  2. As HBO’s ‘True Blood’ flows again, here’s hoping the heroine gets smarter

    Dear Sookie Stackhouse, I have bad news. You and your magical, addictive blood are still the answer to everything, and the not-humans of Louisiana will be coming for you again in the new season of “True Blood” starting Sunday.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Kansas City Star

  3. Kat-Lew survey: heroin, pill use low; pot, alcohol use high

    The good news about addictive drugs such as heroin and prescription pills is that Katonah-Lewisboro students are staying away from them, according to a new survey.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Journal News

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