obsession
[əbˈsɛʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
  1. the state of being obsessed with someone or something.
    "she cared for him with a devotion bordering on obsession"
Origin
early 16th century (in the sense ‘siege’): from Latin obsessio(n-), from the verb obsidere ( see obsess).
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How to use obsession in a sentence?
her true venom seems reserved for the media itself as she lacerates our obsession with celebrity.
she had an obsession with personal cleanliness and spent much of her time in the bathroom.
the preclusion of regional parties reflects the obsession of the national-based parties.
concomitant with his obsession with dirt was a desire for order.
he was in the grip of an obsession he was powerless to resist.
my obsession will last while there's life in this old carcass.
restaurants worked to slake the Italian obsession with food.
she has an obsession with the drug that verges on monomania.
she cared for him with a devotion bordering on obsession.
he thinks the obsession with celebrity is totally gay.
the idea germinated and slowly grew into an obsession.
her obsession with introspection and self-analysis.
his maniacal obsession with conspiracy theories.
an unhealthy obsession with fast cars.
our obsession with the here and now.
How to say obsession in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)obsessie
Arabic (NOUN)هاجس, الهوس, هوس, هوسك, هاجسا, استحواذ, هاجسك, الهاجس, هوسي, مهووس, هواجس
Bangla অবসেশন
Bosnian (Latin) opsesija
Bulgarian (NOUN)мания, обсебен
Cantonese (Traditional) 癡迷
Catalan (NOUN)obsessió
Chinese Simplified 痴迷
Chinese Traditional 癡迷
Croatian (NOUN)opsesija, opsjednutost
Czech (NOUN)posedlost
Danish (NOUN)besættelse, tvangstanke
Dutch (NOUN)obsessie
Estonian (NOUN)kinnisidee
Fijian oya na veika
Filipino obsesyon
Finnish (NOUN)pakkomielle
French (NOUN)hantise, obsédé, manie
German (NOUN)Besessenheit, Zwangsvorstellung, Manie, Fixierung
Greek (NOUN)εμμονή, ιδεοληψία
Haitian Creole mani
Hebrew (NOUN)האובססיה, אובססיה, לאובססיה
Hindi (NOUN)जुनून
Hmong Daw xav xav tau
Hungarian (NOUN)megszállottság, rögeszme, szenvedélye
Icelandic (NOUN)þráhyggja
Indonesian (NOUN)obsesi
Italian (NOUN)ossessione
Japanese (NOUN)強迫観念, 執着, 固定観念, オブセッション, 執念, 妄想, こだわり, 妄念, いつしか
Kiswahili uchu
Korean (NOUN)강 박 관념, 집착, 집념, 망상
Latvian (NOUN)apsēstība
Lithuanian (NOUN)obsesji, manija
Malagasy toherina
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)obsesi
Norwegian Bokmål besettelse
Persian (NOUN)وسواس
Polish (NOUN)obsesja
Portuguese (NOUN)obsessão, obcessão, obssessão
Querétaro Otomi obsesión
Romanian (NOUN)obsesie
Russian (NOUN)одержимость, навязчивая идея, манию, помешательство
Samoan maivalea
Serbian (Cyrillic) опсесија
Serbian (Latin) opsesija
Slovak (NOUN)posadnutosť
Slovenian (NOUN)obsedenost, obsesijo
Spanish (NOUN)obsesión
Swedish (NOUN)besatthet, tvångstanke, anfäktelsen
Tahitian hiaai
Tamil தொல்லை
Telugu అబ్బురంగా
Thai ครอบงำจิตใจ
Tongan tokanga
Turkish (NOUN)saplantı, takıntı, obsesyon, öksz
Ukrainian (NOUN)одержимість
Urdu خبط
Welsh (NOUN)obsesiwn
Yucatec Maya obsesión
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