HyperDic: compulsive

English > 3 senses of the word compulsive:
ADJECTIVEallcompulsivecaused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
allcompulsive, determined, drivenstrongly motivated to succeed
NOUNperson compulsivea person with a compulsive / compulsive disposition
compulsive > pronunciation
Soundskahmpah'lsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > compulsive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCaused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion.
Example"compulsive drinking"
Broaderneurotic, psychoneuroticaffected with emotional disorder
Nounscompulsionan irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
compulsionan urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
compulsivea person with a compulsive / compulsive disposition
compulsiveness, compulsivitythe trait of acting compulsively
Adverbscompulsivelyin a compulsive manner
English > compulsive: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstrongly motivated to succeed.
Synonymsdetermined, driven
BroaderambitiousHaving a strong desire for success / success or achievement
Spanishatrevido, decidido, osado, resuelto
Catalanagosarat, atrevit, decidit, resolt
Nounscompulsivea person with a compulsive / compulsive disposition
English > compulsive: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person with a compulsive / compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things.
Narrowercontrol freaksomeone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people
exhibitionist, flashersomeone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
perfectionistA person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
workaholicperson with a compulsive need to work
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Adjectivescompulsivestrongly motivated to succeed
compulsivecaused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
Nounscompulsionan irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will

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