(redirected from Addictiveness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Addictiveness: Addictive disorders
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • 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)

References in periodicals archive ?
This tense, turn-taking minimalism is the key to the game's addictiveness.
Insys also downplayed Subsys risk of addictiveness, according to the attorney generals office, which argues it is highly addictive.
THE Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the Nigerian government to take a cue from nations that have banned the importation and smoking of water-pipe tobacco otherwise known as shisha,due to its addictiveness and deadly effect on the health of users.
The subpoena broadly requests documents including, among others, those produced in past or pending lawsuits and those relating to product safety and efficacy, overdoses, diversion, thefts, overprescribing, abuse/misuse, dependency or tolerance, withdrawal, addictiveness, adverse events and manipulation.
Indeed, in an early nod to the addictiveness of smartphones, users referred to their devices as "Crackberries.
Its addictiveness was known and surmountable long ago.
Higgins shared, "Evidence in relatively healthy and socially stable smokers indicates that reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes reduces their addictiveness.
Second, in addition to the nicotine itself, using e-cigarettes has been shown to involve other psychosocial components which could explain addictiveness among e-cigarette users.
Then there's the addictiveness of a multiplayer deathmatch where victory equals upgrades.
We all know it: the ABC classified list of controlled substances - including cannabis, but excluding tobacco and alcohol, and arbitrarily related to their potential harm and addictiveness - with penalties linked to possession and supply.
Utilising a 4D presentation style never before presented at a casino event, Royal Wins has created a digital presentation to create more of an interactive performance for those in attendance, including crowd participation for some on-stage skill-based games and competitions, illustrating the fun, addictiveness and reward-based mechanics of skill wagering.
Under the regulations health warnings about the addictiveness of nicotine will also appear on e-cigarette packaging, while e-cigarette advertising on television, radio, and in newspapers and magazines will be restricted.
Vehicles can be upgraded and there's no doubt it has a 'Flappy Bird' addictiveness to each play through - at least for 5-10 minutes.
Future expansion plans include a foray into the gaming industry, which Hachem hopes will generate strong income through the 'stickiness' -- the technological term for addictiveness -- of their products.
In order to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company of misguiding the public about the addictiveness of the powerful prescription drug, oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin)'s maker, Purdue Pharma, has agreed to pay Kentucky $24 million over the next eight years.