Obsessive vs Forcible - What's the difference?
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.
Prone to cause obsession
Having one thought or pursuing one activity to the absolute or nearly absolute exclusion of all others.
- ''The idea is too tempting, it's obsessive
Excessive, as results from obsession.
- ''Hardcore fans' obsessive behavior may take over their lives
- ''A workaholic's obsessive zeal may lead to success or burnout
* (Having one thought or pursuing one activity) unrelenting, unyielding, headstrong
A person who is obsessed, who has an obsession
Able to be forced.
* Bible, Job vi. 2
* Francis Bacon
- How forcible are right words!
- Sweet smells are most forcible in dry substances, when broken.
Done by force.
- That punishment which hath been sometimes forcible to bridle sin.
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* 2008 , U.S. Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Crime in the United States
Having a powerful effect; telling
- 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.