What does compulsive mean?

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.

  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

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How to say compulsive in sign language?

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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. Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch:

    Compulsive eating is an emotional problem.

  2. Sheldon Cooper:

    Any contract I sign is enforced with my own personal code of ethics, and his obsessive compulsive disorder.

  3. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Compulsive workers tend to be overly sensitive and suffer from intense emotions including depression and anxiety.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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