compulsively


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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.
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Adv.1.compulsively - in a compulsive manner; "he cleaned his shoes compulsively after every walk"
Translations

compulsively

[kəmˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] ADVcompulsivamente

compulsively

[kəmˈpʌlsɪvli] adv
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) (= pathologically) → de façon obsessionnelle
compulsively neat → d'un ordre obsessionnel
compulsively clean → d'une propreté obsessionnelle
to lie compulsively → mentir compulsivement
to eat compulsively → souffrir de troubles du comportement alimentaire
(= spellbindingly) compulsively readable → d'une lecture fascinante

compulsively

adv
lie, gamble, eat, talkzwanghaft; to act compulsivelyunter einem (inneren) Zwang handeln
(= irresistibly) compulsively readable/watchablefaszinierend zu lesen/anzusehen

compulsively

[kəmˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] adv
a. (Psych) (eat) → in modo incontrollato; (lie) → in modo patologico
he gambles/drinks compulsively → ha il vizio del gioco/del bere
b. compulsively readableche si legge d'un fiato
References in classic literature ?
Michael did not want to howl, but the chemistry of his being was such that he reacted to music as compulsively as elements react on one another in the laboratory.
Its list of mental health conditions includes "gaming disorder" - those who play compulsively for long periods - in a draft of its 11th Classification of Diseases.
However, there are also other reasons why a cat will lick or suck compulsively, and it may be that Frankie is reacting to stress.
From an outsider's perspective, shopping compulsively seems to go against the general spirit of the holy month.
This study utilized the five-point Likert-type scales: Compulsive Buying Scale (d'Astous, Maltais, & Roberge, 1990) and the Degree of Irrational Credit Use Scale (d'Astous, 1990) to assess a student's predisposition to spend compulsively and to make unwise decisions with credit cards.
Those Arsene Wenger-inspired passing masterclasses are easy on the eye, but goals of the season should make you leap out of your seat, swearing as compulsively as John Inverdale.
No one misses them and it takes away the temptation to compulsively pick them up.
Brand said that he had problems with food, and when he first discovered chocolate he used to eat it compulsively, after that he was infatuated with pornography, then he discovered drugs.
They're the same people who go compulsively to the theater and see rubbish because it's "theater.
This compulsively readable debut novel from Hannah S.
In the heroin vaccine study, heroin-addicted rats did not resume using heroin compulsively once they were vaccinated.
After five minutes of laser stimulation per day for about five days, the mice started compulsively grooming with their paws.