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Obsession synonyms
əb-sĕsh'ən, ŏb-
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A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
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  1. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
  2. (Psychology) A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
  3. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.
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  1. An intensely interesting, attractive quality or trait.
  2. Strong attraction; charm; allure
  3. A fascinating or being fascinated
Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
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  1. Any one of the emotions, as hate, grief, love, fear, joy, etc.
  2. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
  3. Strong love or affection
The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
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  1. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  2. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
  3. (Rare) Critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
Any mental image or representation
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  1. Any mental image or representation
  2. Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or apparition.
  3. A person or thing that is something in appearance but not in fact
An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
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  1. An exaggerated enthusiasm; mania
  2. A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
  3. Something that is currently the fashion; fad
A false belief or opinion:
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  1. A false belief or opinion:
  2. A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.
  3. A false belief or perception strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness, as in schizophrenia.
An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
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  1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
An infatuating or being infatuated
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  1. An infatuating or being infatuated
  2. The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
  3. An unreasoning love or attraction.
That which compels; driving force
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  1. That which compels; driving force
  2. (Psychol.) An irresistible, repeated, irrational impulse to perform some act
  3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
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  1. An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
  2. Any object believed by some person or group to have magic power
  3. Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
(Idiomatic) Something of particular interest or concern; an obsession.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Something of particular interest or concern; an obsession.
An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
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  1. An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
  2. An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition; a complex
  3. (Slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with
Any thing or activity to which one is excessively or irrationally devoted
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  1. Any thing or activity to which one is excessively or irrationally devoted
  2. An habitual sexual response by a person to any object (as a glove) or body part (as the foot) not conventionally regarded as erotic
  3. Any object believed by some person or group to have magic power
The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
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  1. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  2. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
  3. (Psychology) A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.
An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
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  1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
An end or objective:
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  1. An end or objective:
  2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
  3. (--- Informal) The latest fad or fashion:
Find another word for obsession. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for obsession, like: fixation, fascination, passion, fancy, phantom, craze, delusion, mania, infatuation, fixed idea and idée fixe (French).