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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dik-tid]
    • /əˈdɪk tɪd/
    • /əˈdɪk.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dik-tid]
    • /əˈdɪk tɪd/

Definitions of addicted word

  • adjective addicted Someone who is addicted to a harmful drug cannot stop taking it. 3
  • adjective addicted If you say that someone is addicted to something, you mean that they like it very much and want to spend as much time doing it as possible. 3
  • adjective addicted dependent on a substance, esp a narcotic drug 3
  • adjective addicted devoted to a particular activity or thing, to the extent that one does it or has it as much as possible 3
  • adjective addicted devoted or given up to a practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming (usually followed by to): to be addicted to drugs. 1
  • noun addicted a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict. 1

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Origin of addicted

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1550-60; addict + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Addicted


addicted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for addicted

adj addicted

  • devoted — Someone who is devoted to a person loves that person very much.
  • obsessed — having an obsession (usually followed by with or by): He is obsessed with eliminating guilt.
  • hooked — bent like a hook; hook-shaped.
  • inclined — deviating in direction from the horizontal or vertical; sloping.
  • absorbed — If you are absorbed in something or someone, you are very interested in them and they take up all your attention and energy.

adjective addicted

  • using — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.
  • abusing — to use wrongly or improperly; misuse: to abuse one's authority.
  • wasted — not used or in use: waste energy; waste talents.

Antonyms for addicted

adj addicted

  • indifferent — without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
  • unwilling — not willing; reluctant; loath; averse: an unwilling partner in the crime.
  • disinclined — lacking desire or willingness; unwilling; averse: I'm disinclined to go to the movies tonight.
  • independent — not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker.
  • opposed — to act against or provide resistance to; combat.

adjective addicted

  • clean — Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks.

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