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- Prone to cause obsession.
- The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
- Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
- Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
- Excessive, as results from obsession.
- A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout
2014 October 21, Oliver Brown, “Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years – sport afforded no protection against his tragic fallibilities: Bladerunner's punishment for killing Reeva Steenkamp is but a frippery when set against the burden that her bereft parents, June and Barry, must carry [print version: No room for sentimentality in this tragedy, 13 September 2014, p. S22]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Sport):
- Yes, there were instances of grandstanding and obsessive behaviour, but many were concealed at the time to help protect an aggressively peddled narrative of [Oscar] Pistorius the paragon, the emblem, the trailblazer.
having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others
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obsessive (plural obsessives)
person who is obsessed