Synonyms for addiction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-dik-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdɪk ʃən

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Définition of addiction

Origin :
  • c.1600, "tendency," of habits, pursuits, etc.; 1640s as "state of being self-addicted," from Latin addictionem (nominative addictio) "an awarding, a devoting," noun of action from past participle stem of addicere (see addict). Earliest sense was less severe: "inclination, penchant," but this has become obsolete. In main modern sense it is first attested 1906, in reference to opium (there is an isolated instance from 1779, with reference to tobacco).
  • noun a habit of activity, often injurious
Example sentences :
  • The vice of those dusky noblemen is their addiction to drink.
  • Extract from : « The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893 » by Various
  • They call themselves practical for having an addiction to the palpable.
  • Extract from : « Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete » by George Meredith
  • Its advertising invites to the formation of an addiction to the drug.
  • Extract from : « The Great American Fraud » by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The dependence thus formed can easily deteriorate into addiction.
  • Extract from : « After the Rain » by Sam Vaknin
  • The cause of this, I need hardly say, was his addiction to drinking.
  • Extract from : « Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II » by Various
  • Addiction to a drug incapacitates the pharmacist for filling prescriptions.
  • Extract from : « Habits that Handicap » by Charles B. Towns
  • Ireland has an ingenious theory to account for the addiction of the Dutch to tobacco.
  • Extract from : « A Wanderer in Holland » by E. V. Lucas
  • He kissed her cheek, imprinting thereon a Cupid's bow, by reason of his own addiction to the lipstick.
  • Extract from : « Ptomaine Street » by Carolyn Wells
  • He suffered from an intestinal disorder, aggravated by his addiction to some quack remedy.
  • Extract from : « Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work » by Stephen Samuel Stratton
  • All these are the enduring forms of bhakti in Krishna, if they are joined by provocation and addiction of mind.
  • Extract from : « Chaitanya's Life And Teachings » by Krishna das Kaviraja

Antonyms for addiction

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