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synonyms for most besetting

  • enthusiastic
  • irresistible
  • passionate
  • uncontrollable
  • besetting
  • compelling
  • overwhelming
  • urgent
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antonyms for most besetting

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  • apathetic
  • indifferent
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcited
  • controlled
  • easygoing
  • free
  • independent
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How to use most besetting in a sentence

I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
And then he walked about the room, reflecting on the curse of his life—his besetting sin—irresolution.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Cleverly though they manipulate, cleanliness is not their besetting weakness.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Borrowing was his besetting sin, and he was always head over ears in debt.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
He had been down into the bottom-most pit of hell, and the sights that he had seen there had withered him up.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
She held parley with her besetting sin, and her desire of 'the accursed thing' grew stronger.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
The top-most bud waits only through the twelve hours of a single day to open.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Her father had no son living, therefore she was an only child, and the most-sought-after of any maiden in that band.
RED HUNTERS AND THE ANIMAL PEOPLECHARLES A. EASTMAN
The noblest and most-varied scenery in the north-west Himalaya is in the catchment area of the Jhelam.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
The very tenderness shown to him at home may add to his besetting weakness, by encouraging habits of self-indulgence.
THE HEARTH-STONESAMUEL OSGOOD
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