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Definitions for compulsive
kəmˈpʌl sɪvcom·pul·sive

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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.

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

  2. compulsive(Adjective)

    uncontrolled or reactive and unconscious

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compulsive(adj)

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

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