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OBSESSIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obsessive mean? 

OBSESSIVE (noun)
  The noun OBSESSIVE has 1 sense:

1. a person who has obsessions

  Familiarity information: OBSESSIVE used as a noun is very rare.


OBSESSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective OBSESSIVE has 1 sense:

1. characterized by or constituting an obsession

  Familiarity information: OBSESSIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBSESSIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who has obsessions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("obsessive" is a kind of...):

mental case; neurotic; psychoneurotic (a person suffering from neurosis)


OBSESSIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by or constituting an obsession

Synonyms:

obsessional; obsessive

Context examples:

the obsessional character of his response / obsessive gambling

Similar:

neurotic; psychoneurotic (affected with emotional disorder)


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