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Definition 1: a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things - [noun denoting person]

(compulsive is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of compulsive ) someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people

(... is a kind of compulsive ) someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals

(... is a kind of compulsive ) a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards

(... is a kind of compulsive ) person with a compulsive need to work

Definition 2: strongly motivated to succeed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for compulsive in the sense of this definition

(compulsive is similar to ...) having a strong desire for success or achievement

Definition 3: caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where compulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • compulsive drinking

(compulsive is similar to ...) affected with emotional disorder

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