a compulsive habit that people obtain through repitition.
Eric: Why can't people stop smoking. It isn't that hard. They should have some self control.
Mark: Eric, if its that easy then stop masterbating!!!
Room: (laughing hysterically)
If you do anything more times than a frat boy says the word bro
Dude, you've been juggling 12 hours a day for the last month, admit it, you have an addiction.
to physically or mentally need something
people, drugs, video games, pokémon cards
Safely saying that you can quit something, as long as it is on next tuesday.
"Your addiction is tearing us apart, you should quit"
"Next week is better"
A habit that you can't quit.
Boy: Mom, can you please stop smoking, it's a really bad addiction. It could hurt you or someone around you.
Mom: Ok. But only if you stop killing people when your asleep.
Boy: Ok mom. I'll try.
A conscious (and unconscious) action characterized by repetition and obsession. It is possible to become addicted to basically anything, sometimes the tendency may be rewarding but often it is problematic and self-destructive; nevertheless, a feeling of satisfaction is achieved.
Addiction to: TV, coffee, exercise, internet, work, money, religion, carbon, drugs, power and so on.
The true definition of the nature of addiction, lies phonetically within the word itself - A Dick in Action!
The thinking behind this is similar to the etymology of Assume - an ASS out of U and ME. Although addiction was probably not created this way - we cannot be sure - it sure made me laugh at least.