Definition of Compulsive

1. Noun. A person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Control Freak, Exhibitionist, Flasher, Perfectionist, Workaholic
Derivative terms: Compulsion



2. Adjective. Caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion. "Compulsive drinking"

3. Adjective. Strongly motivated to succeed.
Exact synonyms: Determined, Driven
Similar to: Ambitious

Definition of Compulsive

1. a. Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.

Definition of Compulsive

1. Adjective. uncontrolled or reactive and unconscious ¹

2. Noun. One who exhibits compulsive behaviours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compulsive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Compulsive

1. Influenced by compulsion; of a compelling and irresistible nature. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Compulsive

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1906)
"No. 2632— Fiore, II. No. 1225—Taylor, § 431. § 26. compulsive means of settlement of differ- ... Nevertheless, the characteristics of compulsive means of ..."

2. Clinical Psychiatry by Allen Ross Diefendorf, Emil Kraepelin (1907)
"Many present symptoms of constitutional despondency before the compulsive ideas and fears appear. Moreover, the initial symp- toms usually develop during ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(ff) That they be compulsive. — Customs, though established by consent, must be when established compulsory: and not left to the option of every man, ..."

4. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"compulsive (is to . .). 2297. This periphrasis primarily expresses necessity and obligation : when am I to come again f \ do not forget that you are to be ..."

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