Definition of Compulsiveness

1. Noun. The trait of acting compulsively.

Exact synonyms: Compulsivity
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Obsessiveness, Obsessivity, Workaholism
Derivative terms: Compulsive, Compulsive



Definition of Compulsiveness

1. Noun. the state of being compulsive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compulsiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compulsiveness

compulsative
compulsatively
compulsatory
compulse
compulsed
compulses
compulsion
compulsions
compulsive
compulsive behaviour
compulsive idea
compulsive neurosis
compulsive personality
compulsive personality disorder
compulsively
compulsiveness (current term)
compulsives
compulsivities
compulsivity
compulsories
compulsorily
compulsoriness
compulsory
compulsory process
compulsory purchase
compunct
compunction
compunctionless
compunctions
compunctious

Literary usage of Compulsiveness

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1. The Power of Point-of-Purchase Advertising: Marketing at Retailby Robert Liljenwall by Robert Liljenwall (2004)
"Purchase involvement measures how involved the buyers/shoppers were in the purchase decision; compulsiveness refers to how prone to impulse purchases the ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"compulsiveness, (kcm-pnl'-siv-nes) n.». Force ; compulsion. COMPULSORY, (kgm-pnl'-snr-e) a. Having the power or quality of compelling. ..."

3. Fundamental Conceptions of Psychoanalysis by Abraham Arden Brill (1921)
"... and is known as a "compulsion neurosis," that is, a neurosis which is characterized throughout by a marked compulsiveness in thought and act. ..."

4. The Physiologia of Jean Fernel (1567) by Jean Fernel (2003)
"... (mostly actions) disturb them and challenge them with great compulsiveness, we cannot fulfill them as much as we want or in whatever way we choose. ..."

5. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and ...by Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"Having the power to compel, forcible. COMPULSIVELY,kom-Pul'-sh'-ty. ad. By force, by violence. compulsiveness, kôm-pùl'- siv-nis. f. ..."

6. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"Thus, a report of a higher level of obsessive- compulsiveness among children diagnosed with IBD could be attributed to coping mechanisms rather than to ..."

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