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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. 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. 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.

  3. Alfred Neugut:

    Whatever trait it is in you, whatever your personal quirk is that makes you obsessive compulsive or sloppy about your pill taking, that holds true for your chronic disease pills or oncology pills.

  4. Sheldon Cooper:

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

  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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