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"Obsessive" is an adjective which is often translated as "obsesivo", and "obsessed" is an adjective which is often translated as "obsesionado". Learn more about the difference between "obsessive" and "obsessed" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ressembling an obsession)
a. obsesivo
Andres has an obsessive fear of confinement and can't stand being stuck in an elevator.Andrés tiene un temor obsesivo al encierro y no soporta quedar encerrado en un ascensor.
b. enfermizo
She feels an obsessive jealousy regarding her husband and she checks his cell phone every time.Tiene celos enfermizos de su marido y le revisa el celular a cada rato.
2. (affected by an obsession)
a. obsesionado
Nina is obsessive about her grades and getting into a good college.Nina está obsesionada con sus calificaciones y con ingresar en una buena universidad.
b. obsesivo
The fan became obsessive about the actress and started stalking her.El fanático se puso obsesivo con la actriz y empezó a acosarla.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ana is obsessive about making sure her guests don't wear shoes in her house.Ana tiene la manía de que sus invitados no lleven zapatos en su casa.
My thesis advisor is obsessive about my taking thorough notes in the lab.Mi director de tesis se obsesiona con que yo tome apuntes detallados en el laboratorio.
3. (psychology)
a. obsesivo
I started to see a therapist because my obsessive-compulsive disorder was taking over my life.Empecé a ver a una terapeuta porque mi trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo estaba dominando mi vida.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. obsesionado
I am so obsessed with Harry Potter that I have every book in the series signed by the author.Estoy tan obsesionado con Harry Potter que tengo todos los libros de la serie firmados por el autor.
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