compulsive definition

  • adjective:
    • Having the ability to compel: a frightening, compulsive book.
    • Psychology triggered or trained by compulsion or obsession.
    • out of control or reactive and involuntary
    • Having capacity to compel; exercising or using compulsion.
    • Having capacity to compel; working out or applying compulsion.
    • highly motivated to succeed
    • caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    • obtaining the capacity to compel: a frightening, compulsive novel.
    • mindset Caused or trained by compulsion or fixation.
    • out of control or reactive and unconscious
    • Having capacity to compel; exercising or using compulsion.
    • Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
    • highly inspired to achieve success
    • due to or suggestive of emotional compulsion
  • noun:
    • A person with behavior patterns influenced by a compulsion.
    • person who exhibits compulsive behaviours.
    • someone with a compulsive disposition; an individual who seems compelled doing specific things
    • A person with behavior habits influenced by a compulsion.
    • a person who shows compulsive behaviours.
    • one with a compulsive personality; an individual who feels compelled to-do particular things
  • others:
    • working out compulsion; maintaining compel; compulsory.
    • Exercising compulsion; tending to compel; compulsory.

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