Definitions for compulsivekəmˈpʌl sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compulsive(adj)

    a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things

  2. compulsive(adj)

    caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion

    "compulsive drinking"

  3. compulsive, determined, driven(adj)

    strongly motivated to succeed

Wiktionary

  1. compulsive(Noun)

    One who exhibits compulsive behaviours.

  2. compulsive(Adjective)

    uncontrolled or reactive and unconscious

  3. Origin: From compulsus, past participle of compellere, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compulsive(adj)

    having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch:

    Compulsive eating is an emotional problem.

  2. Bette Davis:

    I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.

  3. Robert A. Heinlein:

    Remind me to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.

  4. Sam Stoller:

    My feeling from all this is that this is a story about anti-Semitism, it's a story about two young men who worked pretty much all of their lives since they were children to prepare for this moment, and they prepared with an obsessive compulsive behavior that normal people couldn't understand.

  5. Jim Hall:

    More of it remains active flooding the brain with excess dopamine, resulting in intense pleasure and its related anticipation that users come to crave resulting in compulsive use and a stronger addiction, designing the molecule of a drug that blocks the exit door for dopamine in the brain makes it a more addictive substance.


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