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synonyms for obsessions

  • compulsion
  • delusion
  • enthusiasm
  • fascination
  • infatuation
  • mania
  • passion
  • phobia
  • preoccupation
  • attraction
  • case
  • complex
  • craze
  • crush
  • fancy
  • fetish
  • hang-up
  • monkey
  • must
  • neurosis
  • phantom
  • thing
  • ax to grind
  • bug in ear
  • concrete idea
  • idée fixe
  • one-track mind
  • something on the brain
  • tiger by the tail
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antonyms for obsessions

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  • indifference
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • reality
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How to use obsessions in a sentence

Modern experts in nervous and mental diseases have sometimes spoken of these states as obsessions.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The physicians had ordered her away from the Paris palace, with its gloomy decorations so stimulating to her obsessions.
THE ENEMIES OF WOMENVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
Partial obsessions are rather common and there are frequent inquiries as to the best means of treating such a case.
ELEMENTARY THEOSOPHYL. W. ROGERS
A patient who is suffering from obsessions must carry out certain abnormal actions, or be wretched.
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR NURSESMARY F. PORTER
Flaws or failures in the lens of reason allowing certain imprints to emerge, these become fixed ideas and obsessions.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Another form of opposition to these  obsessions is the creation of countervailing reputations.
BOON, THE MIND OF THE RACE, THE WILD ASSES OF THE DEVIL, AND THE LAST TRUMP;HERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Both are obsessions; both exalt a part of life above life itself.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREJOHN MASEFIELD
He must be always on his guard against one of the obsessions that too often afflict the timid--the mania for extremes.
POISE: HOW TO ATTAIN ITD. STARKE
The play differs slightly from the other plays, which deal, as we have said, with the treacheries caused by obsessions.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREJOHN MASEFIELD
Vasomotor disturbances, neurasthenic symptoms, obsessions, and hysterical phenomena occur in many women as well as in some men.
THE NERVOUS HOUSEWIFEABRAHAM MYERSON
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