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synonyms for compulsive

  • enthusiastic
  • irresistible
  • passionate
  • uncontrollable
  • besetting
  • compelling
  • overwhelming
  • urgent
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antonyms for compulsive

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  • apathetic
  • indifferent
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcited
  • controlled
  • easy-going
  • free
  • independent
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How to use compulsive in a sentence

The Martin House’s 12 ft by 15 ft bursar’s office, as it was called, was designed to accommodate the owner’s compulsive work habits.
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Determined, stubborn, and tireless, she was motivated by what she described as an “almost compulsive desire to be busy and useful.”
“I BURNED WITH INDIGNATION”KATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 20, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
There were all these people with Parkinson’s disease who started becoming compulsive gamblers.
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This medication raised their levels of dopamine, which helped with the motor problems, but it also turned them into compulsive gamblers.
YOUR BRAIN MAKES YOU A DIFFERENT PERSON EVERY DAY - ISSUE 91: THE AMAZING BRAINSTEVE PAULSONOCTOBER 14, 2020NAUTILUS
Other research and reporting suggest the pandemic has exacerbated symptoms for people with disordered eating, substance use disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and other diagnoses.
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Nowhere in the world, I am sure, does the "to be continued in our next" interest take hold on one with such a compulsive grip.
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In the hopes of averting so abhorrent, but compulsive an alternative.
SOCIAL ENGLAND UNDER THE REGENCY, VOL. 1 (OF 2)JOHN ASHTON.
He still takes us by the throat, but his grip is not compulsive.
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Political and legal differences can be settled either by amicable or by compulsive means.
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War is very often enumerated among the compulsive means of settling international differences.
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPULSIVE

  • Type A
  • ambitious
  • compulsive
  • consumed
  • directed
  • forced
  • galvanized
  • guided
  • herded
  • impelled
  • induced
  • monomaniacal
  • motivated
  • obsessed
  • possessed
  • pushed
  • steered
  • urged on
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