Meaning of obsessive-compulsive
Pronunciation: (ub-ses'iv-kum-pul'siv), [key]
- of or pertaining to a personality style characterized by perfectionism, indecision, conscientiousness, concern with detail, rigidity, and inhibition.
- of or pertaining to a neurosis characterized by persistent intrusion of unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or the performance of actions, as repeated hand-washing, that one is unable to stop (compulsions).
- a person having such a personality style.
- obsessive-compulsive (Thesaurus)