Definition of Compulsivity

1. Noun. The trait of acting compulsively.

Exact synonyms: Compulsiveness
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Obsessiveness, Obsessivity, Workaholism
Derivative terms: Compulsive, Compulsive



Definition of Compulsivity

1. Noun. compulsion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compulsivity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compulsivity

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compulsive behaviour
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compulsive personality disorder
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compunctuous

Literary usage of Compulsivity

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1. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (2002)
"Dissociation and treatment of compulsive reenactment of trauma: Sexual compulsivity. In M. Hunter (Ed.), Adult survivors of sexual abuse: Treatment ..."

2. Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers by John P. Allen, Megan Columbus (1997)
"... Obsessive Compulsive Scale — Modified (Y-BOCS-hd) The Y-BOCS-hd was developed to reflect obsessionality and compulsivity related to heavy drinking. ..."

3. The Science, Treatment, and Prevention of Antisocial Behaviorsby Diana H. Fishbein by Diana H. Fishbein (2000)
"... and compulsivity, 3, 7—21. Schnittman, SM & Fauci, A. 5. (1994). Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: An update. ..."

4. A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: A Basic Manual by Diane DePanfilis, Marsha K. Salus (1994)
"... and bizarre behavior), low self-esteem, school learning problems, social withdrawal, oppositional behavior, hypervigilance to adult cues, compulsivity, ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"This factor may contribute to the level of compulsivity which develops. Addicting drugs often provide some therapeutic benefit or otherwise useful effect ..."

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