Obsessive vs Forcible - What's the difference?

obsessive | forcible |


As adjectives the difference between obsessive and forcible

is that obsessive is prone to cause obsession while forcible is able to be forced.

As a noun obsessive

is a person who is obsessed, who has an obsession.

obsessive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Prone to cause obsession
  • ''The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
  • Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
  • ''Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
  • Excessive, as results from obsession.
  • ''A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout
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  • Synonyms

    * (Having one thought or pursuing one activity) unrelenting, unyielding, headstrong *

    Derived terms

    * obsessively

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession
  • forcible

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Able to be forced.
  • Having force.
  • * Bible, Job vi. 2
  • How forcible are right words!
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Sweet smells are most forcible in dry substances, when broken.
  • * Hooker
  • That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin.
  • Done by force. Oxford American Dictionaries (MacBook widget)
  • * 2008 , U.S. Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
  • Forcible rape, as defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.
  • Having a powerful effect; telling
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