obsessional obsessional  /əb ˈsɛ ʃə nəl/


  • (adj) characterized by or constituting an obsession


  1. If you haven't guessed it already, limerence is the ultimate, near obsessional form of romantic love.
  2. All right, some obsessional undercurrents run beneath Girl's surface.
  3. Fandom--the obsessional identification with a sports team--is universal.


  1. "If we don't have some way of distinguishing between patients, then those with bipolar disorder or obsessional disorder would be mixed up with those currently diagnosed as having schizophrenia and might receive treatments wholly inappropriate for...
    on Oct 9, 2006 By: Robin Murray Source: The Age

  2. "My artwork is an expression of my life, particularly of my mental disease," says Kusama. "My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and...
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Yayoi Kusama Source: London SE1

  3. "We're both borderline obsessional; you don't want to mention Walt Whitman to us," Tilson Thomas said.
    on Aug 15, 2009 By: Michael Tilson Thomas Source: Los Angeles Times

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