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  • obsessional — obsessive obsessiveadj. Persistently and abnormally preoccupied with some unreasonable idea. Syn: compulsive. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obsessional — [[t]əbse̱ʃən(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Obsessional means the same as obsessive. She became almost obsessional about the way she looked. Syn: obsessive …   English dictionary

  • obsessional — ob|ses|sion|al [ əb seʃənl ] adjective affected by or typical of obsession: obsessional behavior …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • obsessional — UK [əbˈseʃ(ə)n(ə)l] / US [əbˈseʃən(ə)l] adjective affected by, or typical of obsession obsessional behaviour …   English dictionary

  • obsessional — obsession ► NOUN 1) the state of being obsessed. 2) an idea or thought that intrudes on someone s mind. DERIVATIVES obsessional adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • obsessional — adjective characterized by or constituting an obsession the obsessional character of his response obsessive gambling • Syn: ↑obsessive • Similar to: ↑neurotic, ↑psychoneurotic • Derivationally rela …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obsessional jealousy — is a distinctive subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Characteristics Its characteristics are[1]: Little resistance and distress associated with obsessional thoughts Anger specifically directed at spouse Jealousy evident only in a committed… …   Wikipedia

  • obsessional neurosis — n an obsessive compulsive disorder in which obsessive thinking predominates with little need to perform compulsive acts * * * obsessive compulsive disorder …   Medical dictionary

  • obsessional hallucination —    The French term hallucination obsédante,which translates as obsessional hallucination, was introduced in or shortly before 1895 by the French psychiatrist Louis Jules Ernest Séglas (1856 1939) to denote a * hallucination proper accompanied by… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • obsessional neurosis — noun : an obsessive compulsive neurosis in which obsessive thinking predominates with little need to perform compulsive acts * * * obsessional neurosis, a neurosis in which a person is obsessed with one idea or emotion, or compulsively repeats… …   Useful english dictionary

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