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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
It's completely absurd, of course, yet it becomes compulsively entertaining thanks to the witty texture of Mr Lucas's writing, which seems to have sharpened considerably since the intriguing but, as I recall, somewhat baffling Swamp City.
Brower thinks this skewed self-perception may repreent a reversal of anorexia nervosa, in which individuals -- almost always female -- compulsively diet to the point of starvation because they never feel small or thin enough.
Led by Dr Joachim Stoeber, Head of University of Kent's School of Psychology, the research team set out to explore the previously under-researched reasons why some people feel the need to work both excessively and compulsively.
For all its flaws, however, Buried Thunder is a quick, compulsively readable, page-turner.
"Before, she would repeatedly and compulsively email her friends if she was ever in a situation where she felt lonely, and she would vent on Twitter."
Once the covers have been opened (and which youngster would not open a red chest with a black skull and crossbones on it?) one cannot resist dipping in and out of the treasure compulsively. How could a reader not want to find out how to prevent being hit by frozen toilet waste?
She takes refuge in the pages of her favourite novel, re-reading it compulsively, imagining herself in Austen's more courtly, courteous world with such intensity that she unwittingly creates a kind of portal into Austen country.
Using solid sources from various state archives and private letter collections, the authors created a compulsively readable account of Jackson from 1813 through 1819, the period of his military victory over the Creeks and Seminoles and his seizure of Spanish Florida.
The fact that adults in the United States would never fall into this gruesome misperception is not only an index of greater maturity but also an indication of how inured we are to the pulse of repetition that characterizes television-a medium in which events of the past are compulsively renewed in the present.
Its skin was covered in sores and it was scratching and shaking compulsively."
In "Armless," an excerpt from Strangers (1975), Maria Naidu and Michael Jahoda compulsively attack each other like fighting cocks while their arms are straitjacketed behind their backs.