obsessive-compulsive definition

  • adjective:
    • Relating to or characterized by a propensity to dwell on unwanted ideas or ideas or do particular repetitious rituals, specifically as a defense against anxiety from involuntary conflicts: obsessive-compulsive behavior.
    • described as obsessions and compulsions, specially by the want to perform repetitive tasks
    • described as obsessions and compulsions
  • noun:
    • An obsessive-compulsive person.
    • an individual with obsessive-compulsive traits

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