obsessiveness obsessiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) extreme compulsiveness

Usage(s):

  1. He has borrowed his name from The Catcher in the Rye, but his soulful air masks a dangerous obsessiveness.
  2. NBC's Kath simply smugly insults them for their clothes, their pop-culture obsessiveness, their eating at Applebee's.
  3. The other is that their obsessiveness need not be confined to computer hacking.

News

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    Some might call it obsessiveness. Anthony Ridenhour, the director of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, prefers to call it “passion,” the driving force behind the museum’s more than 300 volunteers. n Especially in the Balboa Park museum’s HO and N scale layouts, everything from the tiny adobe tiles on a model of the Santa Fe Depot (built from the station’s actual blueprints) to the napkin ...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: U-T San Diego

Quotes

  1. "This tabloid obsessiveness reduces the reputation of journalism to the level of Us Weekly," Kurtz said. "It's kind of like an addict looking for a cheap fix."
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Howard Kurtz Source: Washington Post

  2. Molefe's actions were yet another example, Leon said, of the "current racial obsessiveness, and crude majoritarian nationalism which passes for our current governing ideology".
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Tony Leon Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. "There was an obsessiveness in how Walt dealt with everything, a cruelty in how he dealt with people who did not serve his ends," Gabler said. "Walt wanted only to perfect the world he was building. If you didn't serve that end, he had no...
    on Nov 3, 2006 By: Neal Gabler Source: Los Angeles Times

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