Nouns (4)

fixation, obsession
n. an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
obsession, compulsion
n. an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"

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Fuzzynyms (22)

motivation
n. the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
monopolisation, monopolization
n. domination (of a market or commodity) to the exclusion of others
control condition, control
n. a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
preoccupation
n. an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
composite, complex
n. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
complex
n. (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
desire
n. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
appetence, appetency, appetite
n. a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
hungriness, yearning, longing
n. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
cacoethes, mania
n. an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
lustfulness, lecherousness, lust
n. a strong sexual desire
life
n. a motive for living; "pottery was his life"

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