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Meaning of COMPULSION

Pronunciation:  kum'pulshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  using force to cause something; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn`t have to use coercion"
  2. [n]  an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
  3. [n]  an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
 

COMPULSION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: coercion, irresistible impulse, obsession
 
 See Also: causation, causing, constructive eviction, eviction, irrational impulse, irrational motive, onomatomania

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pul"sion\, n. [L. compulsio. See {Compel}.]
The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the
act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral
constraint; subjection to force.

      If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would
      give no man a reason upon compulsion.    --Shak.

      With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus
      low.                                     --Milton.

Syn: See {Constraint}.

 
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