Need another word that means the same as “obsessive”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “obsessive” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Obsessive” are: obsessional, consuming, compulsive, dominating, controlling, addictive, fanatical, fanatic, neurotic, excessive, gripping, haunting, tormenting, inescapable, preoccupied by, preoccupied with, obsessive about, single-minded about, in the grip of
Obsessive as an Adjective
Definitions of "Obsessive" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “obsessive” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Affected by an obsession.
- Of the nature of an obsession.
- Characterized by or constituting an obsession.
Synonyms of "Obsessive" as an adjective (19 Words)
|addictive||(of a substance or activity) causing or likely to cause someone to become addicted.|
|compulsive||(of a person) acting as a result of an irresistible urge.|
This play is compulsive viewing.
|consuming||(of a feeling) completely filling one’s mind and attention; absorbing.|
Politics is his consuming passion.
|controlling||Able to control or determine policy.|
A controlling interest in the firm.
|dominating||Used of a height or viewpoint.|
D day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe.
|excessive||Unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings.|
He was drinking excessive amounts of brandy.
|fanatic||Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.|
His eyes had a fanatic iciness.
|fanatical||Obsessively concerned with something.|
|gripping||Capable of arousing and holding the attention.|
A gripping TV thriller.
|haunting||Having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect-Charles Lee.|
|in the grip of||Currently fashionable.|
|inescapable||Impossible to avoid or evade.|
Political reform was inescapable.
|neurotic||Having, caused by, or relating to neurosis.|
He seemed a neurotic self obsessed character.
|obsessional||Characterized by or constituting an obsession.|
People with chronic obsessional behaviour.
|obsessive about||Characterized by or constituting an obsession.|
|preoccupied by||Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something.|
|preoccupied with||Deeply absorbed in thought.|
|single-minded about||On the move.|
|tormenting||Inflicting severe physical or mental suffering.|
Peace from his tormenting thoughts.
Usage Examples of "Obsessive" as an adjective
- People dogged by obsessive jealousy.
- She became obsessive about her school work.
- Obsessive gambling.
Associations of "Obsessive" (30 Words)
|compulsive||A person with a compulsive disposition someone who feels compelled to do certain things.|
|crotchety||Having a difficult and contrary disposition- Dorothy Sayers.|
He was tired and crotchety.
|determined||Determined or decided upon as by an authority.|
A struggle against a determined enemy.
|disobedient||Unwilling to submit to authority.|
Larry was stern with disobedient employees.
|dogged||Stubbornly unyielding- T.S.Eliot.|
Success required dogged determination.
|enchantment||The state of being under a spell; magic.|
The enchantment of the mountains.
|fascination||The state of being fascinated.|
Television has always held a fascination for me.
|fetish||Excessive or irrational devotion to some activity.|
Common male fetishes are breasts legs hair shoes and underwear.
|froward||Habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.|
|headstrong||Habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.|
The headstrong impulsiveness of youth.
|hidebound||Unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention.|
They are working to change hidebound corporate cultures.
|intransigence||The trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise.|
In the face of government intransigence he resigned in disgust.
|intransigent||An intransigent person.|
An intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency.
|obduracy||Resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible.|
|obdurate||Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action.|
The child s misery would move even the most obdurate heart.
|obstinate||Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.|
Her obstinate determination to pursue a career in radio.
|ornery||Bad-tempered or difficult to deal with.|
An ornery old military man.
|persistence||The continued or prolonged existence of something.|
The persistence of huge environmental problems.
|persistent||Continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.|
Persistent rain will affect many areas.
|pertinacious||Stubbornly unyielding- T.S.Eliot.|
He worked with a pertinacious resistance to interruptions.
|pigheaded||Obstinate and stupid.|
|preoccupation||The act of taking occupancy before someone else does.|
Their main preoccupation was how to feed their families.
|recalcitrant||A person with an obstinately uncooperative attitude.|
A stiff necked recalcitrant and troublemaker.
|relentless||Harsh or inflexible.|
A patient but relentless taskmaster.
|stubborn||Difficult to move, remove, or cure.|
The removal of stubborn screws.
|tenacious||Good at remembering.|
A tenacious local legend.
The heat was unrelenting.
|unrepentant||Showing no regret for one’s wrongdoings.|
He was unrepentant and said that his comments were completely accurate.
An unyielding head support.