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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Using force to cause something; An urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; An irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will.

Usage examples (37)
  • Leith felt an overwhelming compulsion to tell him the truth.
  • Though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game
  • Because I realize that the compulsion is almost irresistable.
  • Instead, the compulsion is too strong to sneer and mock at the hated Dubya. for more
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