Adjective "addicting" definition and examples

(Addicting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈdɪktɪv/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a substance or activity) causing or likely to cause someone to become addicted to it.
  1. 'I cannot say enough good things about this short, addicting series.'
  2. 'For many mildly (or not so mildly) addictive modern commodities, the attraction is itself dangerous.'
  3. 'Fonts are fun, but they can also be addictive.'
  4. 'The addicting properties of sugar or fast food could easily be tested in humans.'
  5. 'He had placed two candles on the table, which gave off a very addicting aroma.'
  6. 'When drunk frequently or in large quantities, alcohol is addictive.'
  7. 'Caffeine is addictive and hooks you in the same way as amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.'
  8. 'Tobacco is one of the most addictive drugs available and by far the deadliest overall.'
  9. 'Pushing the limits of your personal bests will be addicting!'
  10. 'Once addicted at a vulnerable age, the argument goes, young users grow into adults who find the addicting substances difficult or impossible to resist.'
  11. 'he has an addictive personality'
  12. 'And for a man who confesses to having an addictive personality, his main vice is now mostly confined to words.'
  13. 'Many patients to whom it will be given will have addictive personalities.'
  14. 'Jack, on the other hand, is an addictive optimist.'
  15. 'They were all addictive people.'
  16. 'She was one of those people with an inner fire - an unquenchable energy which gave her a highly addictive personality.'
  17. 'Others ascribe continued support to widespread ignorance of the addictive mentality.'

More definitions

1. a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict. verb (used with object)

2. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.

3. to habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively: a writer addicted to the use of high-flown language; children addicted to video games.

More examples(as adjective)

"youngsters can be addicting."

Origin

(addict)