What is another word for obsessively?

Pronunciation: [ɒbsˈɛsɪvli] (IPA)

The word obsessively is often used to describe an action or behavior that is excessive or all-consuming. Some synonyms for this term include compulsively, relentlessly, incessantly, persistently, and feverishly. These words convey the same meaning as obsessively, but each has a slightly different nuance or connotation. Compulsively suggests an action that is driven by an irresistible urge, while relentlessly implies an action that is pursued without stopping. Incessantly suggests an action that occurs repeatedly over an extended period, while persistently connotes an action that continues even in the face of obstacles. Finally, feverishly suggests an action that is pursued with great intensity or urgency.

What are the hypernyms for Obsessively?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Obsessively

And he was obsessively in love with Elaine Karvall, a passion which seemed to nourish itself on its own hopelessness.
"Space Viking"
Henry Beam Piper
He went on, thinking of only one subject, examining every possibility for revenge with a passionate patience, undiscouraged because one idea after another was plainly impossible, but continuing obsessively to think of others.
"Operation Terror"
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He is driven obsessively to right these perceived wrongs and feels entirely justified in adopting whatever means he deems necessary in pursuing this goal.
"Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema"
Sam Vaknin

Famous quotes with Obsessively

  • A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
    Joan Didion
  • Composers dialogue - and obsessively, bitterly argue - with other composers, often over the span of several centuries.
    Brian Ferneyhough
  • Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.
    Mariel Hemingway
  • I'm not an historian but I can get interested - obsessively interested - with any aspect of the past, whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past.
    Penelope Lively
  • Yes and our obsession with youth in our culture and how we, women lie about their age after 35 obsessively and no one wants to let anyone know they're getting older, et cetera.
    Sela Ward

Related words: obsession for, obsessed with, obsessed about, addicted to, preoccupied with, fuss about, infatuated with

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