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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
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.
Even as Kwaque had long before mastered him by the jews' harp, and Steward by love, and Harry Del Mar by the harmonica, so now was he mastered by the strains of the orchestra and the voices of the man and woman lifting the old familiar rhythm, taught him by Steward, of "Roll Me Down to Rio." Despite himself, despite his sullenness, the forces compulsive opened his jaws and set all his throat vibrating in accompaniment.
Although the court found that the compulsive gambling was most likely a side effect of the medication, it determined that the gambling losses did not result in any physical damage and were not sudden, so they did not qualify as a "casualty."
Treating Risky and Compulsive Behavior in Trauma Survivors
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