French translation of 'obsession'
1. (pathological) obsession f
It’s getting to be an obsession with you. Ça devient une obsession chez toi.
to have an obsession with sb/sth avoir une obsession pour qn/qch
2. (= passion) obsession f
Football’s an obsession of mine. Le football est une de mes obsessions.
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Video: pronunciation of 'obsession'
Example Sentences Including 'obsession'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
I've created this love of food that is almost an obsession.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This engaging show is the record of an intensely creative obsession.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This kind of distorted thinking can only occur when the true self has been replaced by an obsession with an addictive substance.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
An obsession with home ownership is one of the causes of the financial crisis, he says.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'obsession'
In Common Usage. obsession is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
'obsession' in Other Languages
British English: obsession /əbˈsɛʃən/ NOUN
If you say that someone has an obsession with someone or something, you feel they are spending too much of their time thinking about that person or thing.
...his lifelong obsession with physical fitness.
- American English: obsession
- Arabic: اسْتِحْوَاذُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obsessão
- Chinese: 着迷
- Croatian: opsesija
- Czech: utkvělá myšlenka
- Danish: besættelse
- Dutch: obsessie
- European Spanish: obsesión
- Finnish: pakkomielle
- French: obsession
- German: Besessenheit
- Greek: έμμονη ιδέα
- Italian: ossessione
- Japanese: 執着
- Korean: 집념
- Norwegian: besettelse
- Polish: obsesja
- European Portuguese: obsessão
- Romanian: obsesie
- Russian: навязчивая идея
- Spanish: obsesión
- Swedish: besatthet
- Thai: การครอบงำจิตใจ
- Turkish: takıntı
- Ukrainian: одержимість
- Vietnamese: sự ám ảnh
Translation of obsession from the Collins English to French Dictionary
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Study guides for every stage of your learning
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Unlock French with the Paul Noble method
Take your French to the next level with Paul's tried and tested method. No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Next Steps is an intermediate course, which follows on from the Complete French Beginner's course- available to pre-order now!