Grammar Patterns

N with n

The 'disgust' and 'obsession' group

These nouns refer to feelings.
He was known almost equally for his concern with social justice and for his books on prayer.
Disgust with state politics has not, however, abated.
We have considerable sympathy with our Spanish colleagues.
In the case of fascination, fixation, and obsession, the preposition with is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
Where did this obsession with finding happiness come from?
Patience is usually used with the verb lose, or is used in the expressions have no patience or have little patience.
The manager occasionally lost patience with his players.
  • absorption
  • affinity
  • anger
  • annoyance
  • boredom
  • concern
  • disaffection
  • disappointment
  • discomfort
  • discontent
  • disenchantment
  • disgust
  • disillusionment
  • displeasure
  • dissatisfaction
  • empathy
  • exasperation
  • fascination
  • fixation
  • frustration
  • identification
  • impatience
  • infatuation
  • irritation
  • love affair
  • obsession
  • patience
  • preoccupation
  • satisfaction
  • sympathy
  • unease
  • unhappiness
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