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Definitions for compulsive
kəmˈpʌl sɪvcom·pul·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compulsiveadjective

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

  2. compulsiveadjective

    caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion

    "compulsive drinking"

  3. compulsive, determined, drivenadjective

    strongly motivated to succeed

Wiktionary

  1. compulsivenoun

    One who exhibits compulsive behaviours.

  2. compulsiveadjective

    uncontrolled or reactive and unconscious

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compulsiveadjective

    having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compulsive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compulsive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of compulsive in a Sentence

  1. Josh Hawley:

    Social media and video games prey on user addiction, siphoning our kids' attention from the real world and extracting profits from fostering compulsive habits, no matter this business model's advantages to the tech industry, one thing is clear : there is no excuse for exploiting children through such practices.

  2. Josh Hawley:

    When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn't be allowed to monetize addiction, and when kids play games designed for adults, they should be walled off from compulsive microtransactions. Game developers who knowingly exploit children should face legal consequences.

  3. 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.

  4. Marc Summers:

    Most people were n’t aware what OCD was back in the late ‘ 90s, i was supposed to be hosting ‘ Hollywood Squares ’ and then lost the job because people did n’t understand what obsessive compulsive disorder was, and they were spreading rumors that I was difficult to work with and uncooperative, none of which was true. But people were not given the tools to learn what Hollywood Squares ' was.

  5. Simon Rego:

    Do Paul Coleman feel like Paul Coleman can not resist the drive to exercise ? That’s when we get into the definition of a compulsive behavior.

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