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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extreme behavior where a force compels action.

Usage examples (31)
  • In any creative walk of life, a certain obsessiveness to your craft is absolutely essential.
  • But their obsessiveness is our reward.
  • Most of us don't have the mental energy to keep up that kind of obsessiveness for long, though.
  • Medically mediated conception is also time-consuming and encourages a kind of obsessiveness ... for more
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