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Meaning of ‘compulsion’
3 definitions found.
using force to cause something to occur
Example: "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
Example: "I felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident."
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
Example: "They had a compulsion to wash their hands after touching anything."
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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