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1. compulsory

adjective. ['kəmˈpʌlsɝi'] required by rule.

Synonyms

  • mandatory
  • required

Antonyms

  • unnecessary
  • nonmandatory
  • ex gratia

Etymology

  • compulsorius (Latin)

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Rhymes with Compulsory

  • accessory
  • anniversary
  • brasserie
  • chancery
  • cursory
  • esarey
  • extrasensory
  • grocery
  • illusory
  • massery
  • nursery
  • rotisserie
  • sensory
  • sorcery
  • ursery
  • ussery

How do you pronounce compulsory?

Pronounce compulsory as kəmˈpəlsəri.

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Sentences with compulsory


1. Adjective
Buyouts are not compulsory, so you may choose to accept or reject the offer.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The law does not stipulate exactly when the compulsory break should occur.

Quotes about compulsory


1. EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSOR*G NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY
*- T.H. White, The Once and Future King


2. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
- Plato, The Republic

3. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
- Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine

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