Definition of Obsessiveness

1. Noun. Extreme compulsiveness.

Exact synonyms: Obsessivity
Generic synonyms: Compulsiveness, Compulsivity
Derivative terms: Obsessive, Obsessive



Definition of Obsessiveness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being obsessive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obsessiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsessiveness

obsessing
obsession
obsessional
obsessional neurosis
obsessionally
obsessions
obsessive
obsessive-compulsive
obsessive-compulsive disorder
obsessive-compulsive neurosis
obsessive-compulsive personality
obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
obsessive behaviour
obsessive personality
obsessively
obsessiveness (current term)
obsessivenesses
obsessives
obsessivity
obsessor
obsessors
obsidian
obsidians
obsidional
obsidious
obsign
obsignation
obsignations
obsignatory
obsigned

Literary usage of Obsessiveness

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1. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"One area in which females rated higher than males was intra' psychic distress, such as depression, anxiety, and obsessiveness. ..."

2. The Mount Vernon Street Warrens: A Boston Story, 1860-1910 by Martin Burgess Green (1880)
"19 That dogged obsessiveness—and that quaintly old- fashioned taste—are clues to his personality. There was always something comical about Fiske, ..."

3. Homosexuality: The Psychology of the Creative Process by Paul Rosenfels (1986)
"Without continuity in relationships the romantic capacities cannot grow, and there is always the threat in such sexual obsessiveness of a narcissistic ..."

4. Orpheus Philologus: Bachofen Versus Mommsen on the Study of Antiquity by Lionel Gossman (1983)
"Despite some exaggeration and an obsessiveness that clearly reflects the mobilization of profound psychic energies, Bachofen represents a certain vision of ..."

5. Prison Conditions in Japan by Joanna Weschler (1995)
"... the restrictions on contacts between prisoners and the outside world, including legal representation; the correction system's obsessiveness about rules; ..."

6. American Medicine (1921)
"... in a broader sense, of obsessive mental processes in general, is that paradoxical feeling of compulsion or obsessiveness in which absurd ..."

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