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  • noun

Synonyms for addiction

love of


  • love of
  • passion for
  • attachment to
  • affection for
  • fondness for
  • zeal for
  • fervour for
  • ardour for

Synonyms for addiction

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

an abnormally strong craving

Related Words

(Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor)

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The influence of self-reported exercise addiction on acute emotional and physiological responses to brief exercise deprivation.
As with eating disorders, warning against exercise addiction runs up against problems of public perception and aspirations.
Exercise addiction is not just another term for overtraining syndrome.
Physiological and psychological effects of short-term exercise addiction on habitual runners.
Monte Nido, based in Malibu, California, is a leading provider of treatment for eating disorders and exercise addiction to adults and adolescents.
Exercise addiction in women may be linked to manic personalities, according to new research.
Dr Cassidy is also involved in giving a paper with research student Stephanie Hillier and Clive Long from St Andrews Hospital, Northampton, which deals with exercise addiction, body image and eating disorder.
Response of competitive athletes to lay offs in training: Exercise addiction or psychological relief.