obsessive obsessive  /əb ˈsɛ sɪv/


  1. (n) a person who has obsessions
  2. (adj) characterized by or constituting an obsession

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  1. Few things imprison a mind quite like obsessive -compulsive disorder, but better treatments are breaking its hold.
  2. The swimmer's approach to training is a touch obsessive-compulsive.
  3. Our partners may be obsessive, possessive, even dangerous.


  1. Thomas Jefferson was a control freak

    The third president had an obsessive-compulsive side which explains much, maybe even his relationship with a slave
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  2. Surging Dodgers rout Rockies

    DENVER - The last act of re-animation this quick involved a couple bolts through the neck, an obsessive doctor with a fully-stocked lab in his castle and a lackey willing to get his hands dirty to abet his boss' late-night hobby.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  3. 6 Practical Tips for Treating Schizophrenia Comorbid With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Further reading: Koran LM, Hanna GL, Hollander E, et al, for the American Psychiatric Association. Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times


  1. Garner wrote in a sworn statement that she believed Burky's "obsessive, threatening and stalking behavior" posed a threat to her and her family.
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Jennifer Garner Source: Newsweek

  2. "I try not to be obsessive about it," Michelle Obama said recently on "The View" when asked what her kids' lives would be like, "because we've got a lot of work before it's a reality."
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Michelle Obama Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  3. _GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZE: "I am obsessive about precinct-based organizing," says Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic nominee who lost to George HW Bush. "We've got to get serious about this stuff. It's not just money and media."
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Michael Dukakis Source: International Herald Tribune

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