Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Obsessive"

The meaning of "Obsessive" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa obsessive procrastination?
A: I will tell you later.
Q: O que significa obsessive behavior?
A: When someone does something over and over again, with no reason why, compulsively
Q: O que significa obsessive?
A: fanatic, all consuming, pathological.
Q: O que significa obsessive ?
A: Means to have an obsession or a person who is affected by an obsession .

Synonyms of "Obsessive" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre obsessive , e obsessed ?
A: "obsessive" describes how a person usually acts.
"obsessed" is usually more specific; when someone is obsessed about one specific thing

"She's obsessive when it comes to boyfriends"
She always obsesses over every boyfriend she's ever had or will have

"She's obsessed with her boyfriend"
She's only obsessing over her current boyfriend
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obsessive e compulsive ?
A: Obsessions are uncontrollable thoughts. Compulsions are uncontrollable actions.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obsessive e insrtusive ?
A: Obsessive is being like addicted.

‘He was obsessed with this show.’

Intrusive is being-in most cases- disrespectful.

‘My brother is so intrusive! He keeps coming into my room!’
Q: Qual é a diferença entre obsessive e obsessed ?
A: "Obsessed" indicates an obsession with or focus on one particular person, thing, or activity.

Example: "She is obsessed with fashion and is constantly shopping for new clothes"


"Obsessive" is used to describe someone who is generally over-controlling, compulsive, fanatical, extreme, neurotic, etc. or someone who focuses on particular things to an extreme level.

Example: "She is very obsessive about her food and how it's prepared. She always sanitizes the kitchen with antibacterial wipes before cooking and no one is allowed to touch her food."

Translations of "Obsessive"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? obsessive compulsive disorder
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Other questions about "Obsessive"

Q: can I say, "an obsessive attention to what other people think is a source of a deep loneliness and a low self-esteem"?
A:

You could. But :

An obsession with... is the same thing as
An obsessive attention

Also - is this obsession the source of loneliness, or a symptom of it?

How would you rewrite it to suggest this?
Q: She is getting more and more obsessive with food. soa natural?
A: you could also say “she’s” instead of “she is” to sound not casual but it’s the same thing
Q: what should I say
I am obsessive about football
or
I am obsessed about football
A: I am obsessed about football.
Q: she became obsessive now with that idea in her head, I do not know how to take it off.

I do not think you have to be obsessive about the things that didn't happen yet.

soa natural?
A: Now that the idea is in her head, she has begun to obsess over it. I don't know how to help alleviate this obsession. I don't think it is useful or sensible to obsess about things that haven't happened yet.
Q: I'm obsessive about math because at school I got the lowest grade in math
soa natural?
A: Agree with answer above.
Just an extra note that in British English it's "maths" not "math". Minor thing :)

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