Definition of Obsessed

1. Adjective. Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something. "He was taken up in worry for the old woman"

Exact synonyms: Haunted, Preoccupied, Taken Up
Similar to: Concerned
Derivative terms: Preoccupancy



2. Adjective. Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion. "By love possessed"
Exact synonyms: Possessed
Similar to: Controlled

Definition of Obsessed

1. Verb. (past of obsess) ¹

2. Adjective. Intensely preoccupied (term with) or (term by) a given topic or emotion; driven by a specified obsession. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obsessed

1. obsess [v] - See also: obsess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsessed

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observees
observer
observer's meridian
observer variation
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observerships
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observest
observeth
observin'
observing
observingly
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obsessed (current term)
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obsessional
obsessional neurosis
obsessionally
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obsessive
obsessive-compulsive
obsessive-compulsive disorder
obsessive-compulsive neurosis
obsessive-compulsive personality
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
obsessive behaviour

Literary usage of Obsessed

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1. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"... who obsessed him during his Roman illness, the visions of S. Angelo when his leg was broken, and the apparition of the gravedigger during his short ..."

2. God's Puppets by William Allen White (1916)
"Then some nerve or vein or fiber in his brain whisked itself out of gear and Herrington, in the realisation of his vast impotence, became obsessed. ..."

3. Morals: A Treatise on the Psycho-sociological Bases of Ethics by Guillaume L. Duprat, William John Greenstreet (1903)
"The obsessed— 82. Exaggeration of Good Sentiments — 83. Moral Vertigo—84. The Criminal Type—85. Immoral Effects of Solidarity—86. ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1942 The crop of Negro fiction written during the last decade is obsessed on the subject of race —Charles I. Glicksberg, Western Rev., Winter 1949 obsolete ..."

5. The Golden Verses of Pythagoras by Antoine Fabre d'Olivet, Pythagoras, Nayán Louise Redfield (1917)
"... the truth, which he attains by his union with the Being of beings, dissipates the darkness with which his intelligence is obsessed; and both of them, ..."

6. The Spiritual Pilgrim: A Biography of James M. Peebles by Joseph O. Barrett (1872)
"THE obsessed WOMAN. " Pause! her story soon is told: Once a lamb within the fold; Stranger voices lured her thence In her spotless innocence. ..."

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