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com·pul·sion

 (kəm-pŭl′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of compelling.
b. The state of being compelled.
2. An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation: "He felt an animal compulsion to flee the hotel and the city" (Paul Theroux).
3. Psychiatry An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin compulsiō, compulsiōn-, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere, to compel; see compel.]

compulsion

(kəmˈpʌlʃən)
n
1. the act of compelling or the state of being compelled
2. something that compels
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry an inner drive that causes a person to perform actions, often of a trivial and repetitive nature, against his or her will. See also obsession
[C15: from Old French, from Latin compellere to compel]

com•pul•sion

(kəmˈpʌl ʃən)

n.
1. the act of compelling; constraint; coercion.
2. the state or condition of being compelled.
3. a strong, usu. irresistible impulse to perform an act, esp. one that is irrational or contrary to one's will.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin compulsiō, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of Latin compellere; see compel]

compulsion

An irresistible urge, often a neurotic reaction, taking such forms as having to wash one’s hands every few minutes or touching certain objects before leaving a room.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compulsion - an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; "he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident"
irrational impulse - a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation; "his first impulse was to denounce them"; "the urge to find out got him into trouble"
2.compulsion - an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"
irrational motive - a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
onomatomania - obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
3.compulsion - using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
causation, causing - the act of causing something to happen
constructive eviction, eviction - action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved

compulsion

noun
1. urge, need, obsession, necessity, preoccupation, drive He felt a compulsion to talk about his ex-wife all the time.
2. force, pressure, obligation, constraint, urgency, coercion, duress, demand Students learn more when they are in classes out of choice rather than compulsion.

compulsion

noun
Power used to overcome resistance:
Translations
إكْراه، إجْبار، ضَغْط عَلى
nátlak
tvang
kényszer
nauîung, òvingun
būtinaiprivalomaspriverstinai
piespiešana
pritisk

compulsion

[kəmˈpʌlʃən] N
1. (= urge) → compulsión f
2. (= force) under compulsiona la fuerza, bajo coacción
you are under no compulsionno tienes ninguna obligación

compulsion

[kəmˈpʌlʃən] n
(= force) → contrainte f, force f
under compulsion → sous la contrainte
(= strong desire) → besoin m
to feel a compulsion to do sth → avoir la manie de faire qch

compulsion

nZwang m, → Druck m; (Psych) → innerer Zwang; under compulsionunter Druck or Zwang; you are under no compulsionSie sind nicht gezwungen, niemand zwingt Sie

compulsion

[kəmˈpʌlʃn] n
a.costrizione f, pressione f
under compulsion → sotto costrizione, dietro or sotto pressione
he is under no compulsion (to do it) → nessuno lo costringe (a farlo)

compulsion

(kəmˈpalʃən) noun
compelling or being compelled. You are under no compulsion to go.
comˈpulsory adjective
which must be done or carried out. Is it compulsory for me to attend the class?; a compulsory examination.
comˈpulsorily adverb

com·pul·sion

n. compulsión.

compulsion

n compulsión f