AskDefine | Define obsession

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1 an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will [syn: compulsion]
2 an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone [syn: fixation]

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The term Obsession may refer to:








See also

obsession in German: Obsession (Begriffsklärung)
obsession in French: Obsession
obsession in Italian: Obsession

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absorbed attention, absorption, abstraction, abulia, alienation, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy, application, bedevilment, bewitchery, bewitchment, captivation, catatonic stupor, complex, compulsion, concentration, contemplation, conviction, deep study, deep thought, dejection, depression, detachment, elation, emotionalism, enchantment, engagement, engrossment, entrancement, euphoria, fascination, fixation, fixed idea, folie du doute, hang-up, hypercathexis, hypochondria, hysteria, hysterics, idee fixe, illusion, immersion, indifference, insensibility, intentness, involvement, irresistible impulse, lethargy, mania, maya, meditation, melancholia, mental distress, monomania, morbid drive, obsessive compulsion, passion, pathological indecisiveness, phobia, possession, preoccupation, prepossession, profound thought, psychalgia, psychomotor disturbance, rapt attention, ruling passion, single-mindedness, spirit control, studiousness, study, stupor, submersion, thing, tic, twitching, unresponsiveness, witchery, withdrawal
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