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Obsession vs. Infatuation

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Obsessionnoun

A compulsive or irrational preoccupation.

Infatuationnoun

An immensely strong love or sexual attraction.

Obsessionnoun

An unhealthy fixation.

Infatuationnoun

(obsolete) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; madness

Obsessionnoun

Influence or control by evil spirits without possession.

Infatuationnoun

something which infatuates.

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Obsessionnoun

The act of besieging.

Infatuationnoun

The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.

‘The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the infatuations of the learned and sophistical are incomparably more so.’; ‘Such is the infatuation of self-love.’;

Obsessionnoun

The state of being besieged; - used specifically of a person beset by a spirit from without.

‘Whether by obsession or possession, I will not determine.’;

Infatuationnoun

foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration

Obsessionnoun

An excessive preoccupation of the thoughts or feelings; the persistent haunting or domination of the mind by a particular desire, idea, or image.

Infatuationnoun

temporary love of an adolescent

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Obsessionnoun

Any driving motive; a compelling goal; - not necessarily implying a negative judgment, as does sense 3; as, the coach was obsessed with winning the state championship

Infatuationnoun

an object of extravagant short-lived passion

Obsessionnoun

Something that causes an obsession{3}.

Infatuation

Infatuation or being smitten is the state of being carried away by an unreasoned passion, usually towards another person for whom one has developed strong romantic or platonic feelings. Psychologist Frank D. Cox says that infatuation can be distinguished from romantic love only when looking back on a particular case of being attracted to a person.

Obsessionnoun

The state of being obsessed.

Obsessionnoun

an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will

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Obsessionnoun

an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone

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