how to pronounce obsession


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obsession is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of obsession in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… players gave yes most obsession with …”

meanings of obsession


  1. A compulsive or irrational preoccupation.
  2. Influence or control by evil spirits without possession.
  3. An unhealthy fixation.

obsession frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word obsession occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics obsession can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that obsession can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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