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1. compulsive

adjective. ['kəmˈpʌlsɪv'] caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion.

Synonyms

  • psychoneurotic

Antonyms

  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • compulsus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Compulsive

  • convulsive
  • repulsive
  • impulsive

Sentences with compulsive


1. Adjective
Take your dog to the vet if you suspect his behavior is compulsive.

2. Verb, base form
Oriental breeds, such as Siamese cats, are more prone to compulsive chewing.

Quotes about compulsive


1. Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don't use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.
- Rick Pitino

2. How many of us are swept away by what I have come to call an 'active laziness'?It consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity, so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.
- Sogyal Rinpoche

2. obsessive-compulsive

noun. a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics.

Synonyms

  • mental case
  • psychoneurotic

3. obsessive-compulsive

adjective. characterized by obsessions and compulsions.

Synonyms

  • psychoneurotic

Antonyms

  • together

4. compulsive

noun. ['kəmˈpʌlsɪv'] a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • exhibitionist
  • workaholic
  • perfectionist
  • person
  • individual
  • control freak
  • flasher
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor

Etymology

  • compulsus (Latin)

5. compulsive

adjective. ['kəmˈpʌlsɪv'] strongly motivated to succeed.

Synonyms

  • driven
  • determined

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • compulsus (Latin)
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