Meaning of possessiveness in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈzɛsɪvnɪs/

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‘Complications kick in, and previously contained feelings of jealousy, betrayal, insecurity and possessiveness threaten to overwhelm what had seemed a rather civilised arrangement.’
  • ‘The second is neurotic: everyone is liable to instinctive twinges of possessiveness, so lovers shouldn't rub each other's noses in adventures outside their patch.’
  • ‘I could put up with his outbursts, the jealousy and possessiveness but not the violence.’
  • ‘She wanted to overcome anger, possessiveness and jealousy.’
  • ‘Some people like to dominate, some are submissive, some can handle possessiveness, for others it would drive them crazy.’