Definition for besetting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), be·set, be·set·ting.
Related formsbe·set·ment, nounbe·set·ter, nounpre·be·set, verb (used with object), pre·be·set, pre·be·set·ting.un·be·set, adjective
Examples from the Web for besetting
The besetting problem I have with it to this day, is do people want to know this?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Alcala had been brought up in aristocratic seclusiveness, and his besetting sin was pride.The Spanish Cavalier|Charlotte Maria Tucker
He had been so sure of himself (but self-pride had ever been his besetting sin).Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer