Definition of 'obsessive'
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It turns out he has his obsessive fans too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I love that obsessive quality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm a bit of an obsessive about it, as our plumbers well know. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministry was his life in an obsessive way. Christianity Today (2000)His relationship with food was certainly obsessive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The steady increase in obesity has mirrored the neurotic and obsessive interest in food. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Does it help to be a bit obsessive? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It manifests this through nervousness and obsessive behaviour. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)What will obsessive fans do for their heroes? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Clearly this can all get a bit obsessive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Why this obsessive attention to detail? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's not difficult to guess where this obsessive attention to detail has come from. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They dislike change and prefer routine, with some obsessive about their interests. The Sun (2013)She is obsessive about things that don't matter, and slapdash and careless about the things that do matter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It says in the headline I'm a food obsessive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whereas I'm obsessive about the things. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: obsessive ADJECTIVE
If someone's behaviour is obsessive, they cannot stop doing a particular thing or behaving in a particular way.
He is obsessive about motor racing.
British English: obsessive NOUN
An obsessive is someone who is obsessive about something or who behaves in an obsessive way.
Obsessives, in any area, are invariably as boring as their hobbies.
Definition of obsessive from the Collins English Dictionary
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