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com·pul·sive

 (kəm-pŭl′sĭv)
adj.
1. Having the capacity to compel: a frightening, compulsive novel.
2. Psychology Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession.
n.
A person with behavior patterns governed by a compulsion.

com·pul′sive·ly adv.
com·pul′sive·ness, com′pul·siv′i·ty (kŏm′pŭl-sĭv′ĭ-tē, kəm-) n.

compulsive

(kəmˈpʌlsɪv)
adj
relating to or involving compulsion
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an individual who is subject to a psychological compulsion
comˈpulsively adv
comˈpulsiveness, compulsivity n

com•pul•sive

(kəmˈpʌl sɪv)

adj.
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or involving compulsion: compulsive eating.
2. characterized by perfectionism, rigidity, conscientiousness, and an obsessive concern with order and detail.
3. compelling; compulsory.
n.
4. a compulsive person.
[1595–1605]
com•pul′sive•ly, adv.
com•pul′sive•ness, com•pul•siv•i•ty (kəm pʌlˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌkɒm pʌl-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
control freak - someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people
exhibitionist, flasher - someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
perfectionist - a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards
workaholic - person with a compulsive need to work
Adj.1.compulsive - caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion; "compulsive drinking"
psychoneurotic, neurotic - affected with emotional disorder
2.compulsive - strongly motivated to succeed
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement

compulsive

adjective
3. irresistible, overwhelming, compelling, urgent, neurotic, besetting, uncontrollable, driving He seems to have an almost compulsive desire to play tricks.
Translations
kompulsiv

compulsive

[kəmˈpʌlsɪv] ADJcompulsivo
see also viewing

compulsive

[kəmˈpʌlsɪv] adj
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) [gambler, eater, spender, shopper] → compulsif/ive; [behaviour] → obsessionnel(le)
compulsive eating → troubles du comportement alimentaire
(= habitual) → invétéré(e)
(= fascinating) it's compulsive reading [book] → c'est un livre fascinant
it's compulsive viewing [TV programme] → c'est un programme fascinant

compulsive

adjzwanghaft, Zwangs-; neurosisZwangs-; behaviourzwanghaft; the compulsive buying of …der krankhafte Zwang, … zu kaufen; compulsive buying as a form of diseaseKaufzwang, eine Art Krankheit; he has a compulsive desire to …er steht unter dem Zwang, zu …; he is a compulsive eater/shopperer hat die Esssucht/Kaufsucht, er leidet an einem Esszwang/Kaufzwang; he is a compulsive liarer hat einen krankhaften Trieb zu lügen; she’s a compulsive talkersie muss unbedingt reden; it makes compulsive reading/viewingdas muss man einfach lesen/sehen; this compulsive TV-watching ruins every conversationdiese ständige Fernseherei zerstört jede Unterhaltung!

compulsive

[kəmˈpʌlsɪv] adj
a. (Psych) (desire, behaviour) → incontrollabile; (liar) → patologico/a
he's a compulsive drinker/smoker/gambler → ha il vizio del fumo/del bere/del gioco
b. (novel, film) → avvincente

com·pul·sive

a. compulsorio-a, compulsivo-a; obsesivo-a.

compulsive

adj compulsivo
References in classic literature ?
Used to forcing issues used to gripping men and things and bending them to his will, he felt, now, the same compulsive prod of mastery.
So compulsive was the prod of his heart to gain to Skipper at any cost, so clear was his comprehension that he could not climb down the ladder head first, with no grippingness of legs and feet and muscles such as were possible in the ascent, that he did not attempt it.
The contracts between a nation and individuals are only binding on the conscience of the sovereign, and have no pretensions to a compulsive force.
Despite himself, despite his sullenness, the forces compulsive opened his jaws and set all his throat vibrating in accompaniment.
Objective: To determine the frequency of obsessive compulsive symptoms in patients suffering from depression.
Compulsive buying represents one of the most severe problems in current consumer societies.
The causes and consequences of compulsive buying behavior are recognized as important issues for consumer researchers and psychiatrists (Dittmar, 2005; Faber & O'Guinn, 1992; McElroy, Keck, Pope, Smith, & Strakowski, 1994; Mueller et al.
We watch many TV shows because we enjoy them, but 'Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners' offers up a different reason for being viewed: It features horrendously filthy and ugly rooms full of hoarded gunk-which the compulsive cleaners are brought in to sift through and throw out, so the hoarders can lead normal, unconstricted lives again.
Only the somatic obsession and compulsive hoarding and listing were significantly higher in prevalence in the OCD+MDD group.
Obsessive compulsive disorder with and without bipolar disorder.
This study analyses the impact of social influences on compulsive buying behavior through psychological influences.
The cells are part of a previously unknown brain circuit that controls compulsive sugar consumption in mice, researchers report in the Jan.