obsession - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/əbˈseʃ(ə)n/
singularobsession
pluralobsessions
  1. [uncountable] an emotional state in which someone or something is so important to you that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people
    obsession with:

    Jack’s obsession with personal cleanliness annoys everyone.

    The girls’ interest in the star had bordered on obsession (=was almost an obsession).

    1. a.
      [countable] someone or something that is so important to you that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people

      Food has become an obsession for many people.