• IPA: /əˈdɪktɪv/


  1. Causing or tending to cause addiction; habit-forming.
    These are addictive drugs.
  2. Enjoyable.
    Have you seen that new TV show? It's so addictive.
  3. Characterized by or susceptible to addiction.
    He has an addictive personality.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: addictif, qui rend accro, qui crée une dépendance, qui entraîne une dépendance
  • German: süchtig machend, verführerisch
  • Italian: che causa dipendenza, che dà dipendenza
  • Portuguese: viciante, viciador, que causa dependência
  • Russian: затя́гивающий
  • Spanish: adictivo, que crea dependencia, que produce dependencia, que crea adicción, enviciador

addictive (plural addictives)

  1. A drug that causes an addiction.
  2. Anything that is very habit-forming.

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