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OBSESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obsessed mean? 

OBSESSED (adjective)
  The adjective OBSESSED has 2 senses:

1. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
2. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

  Familiarity information: OBSESSED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBSESSED (adjective)


Sense 1obsessed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something

Synonyms:

haunted; obsessed; taken up; preoccupied

Context examples:

became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle / was absolutely obsessed with the girl / got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children / he was taken up in worry for the old woman

Similar:

concerned (feeling or showing worry or solicitude)


Sense 2obsessed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

Synonyms:

possessed; obsessed

Context example:

by love possessed

Similar:

controlled (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds)


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