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Meaning of COMPULSIVE

Pronunciation:  kum'pulsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  2. [adj]  strongly motivated to succeed
  3. [adj]  caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion; "compulsive drinking"
 

COMPULSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: ambitious, determined, driven, neurotic, psychoneurotic
 
 See Also: exhibitionist, flasher, human, individual, mortal, perfectionist, person, somebody, someone, soul, workaholic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*pul"sive\, a.
Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.

      Religion is . . . inconsistent with all compulsive
      motives.                                 --Sharp.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accordant, anal, automatic, blind, bourgeois, coactive, coercive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsory, concordant, conditioned, conformist, constrained, constraining, conventional, corresponding, driving, forced, forceful, formalistic, gripping, harmonious, holding, impelling, imperative, imperious, impulsive, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, instinctive, involuntary, irresistible, kosher, mechanical, obsessing, obsessional, obsessive, orthodox, overwhelming, pedantic, plastic, possessing, precisianistic, preoccupying, pressing, reflex, reflexive, restraining, square, straight, stuffy, traditionalist, unconscious, unintentional, unthinking, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, uptight, urgent
 

 

 

 

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