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Synonyms for compulsion

Synonyms for compulsion

power used to overcome resistance

Synonyms for compulsion

an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid

an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will

using force to cause something to occur

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Her cleaning compulsions left her hands cracked and raw resulting in constant pain.
Ella's repeated thoughts are called obsessions and the washes and checks required to deal with an obsession are called compulsions.
It may be that certain kinds of obsessions and compulsions are adaptive and appropriate for a new parent, for example those about cleanliness and hygiene," said study senior author Dana Gossett, M.
Munn, 32, is one of many celebrities who have struggled with a variation of obsessive-compulsive disorder, an anxiety or psycho-neurotic disorder that causes those with the affliction to be obsessed with certain thoughts, compulsions, or behaviors, which can lead to extreme anxiety or depression.
Common compulsions include excessive washing and cleaning, checking, repeatedly touching, counting, arranging and ordering, hoarding, ritualistic behaviours that lessen the chances of provoking an obsession (e.
Addictions addressed include: alcohol abuse and dependency, drug abuse, gambling compulsions, tobacco addiction, and food addictions and compulsions.
And we're confronted with myriad advertisements that reinforce these compulsions and ten us that unless you have these sorts of shoes or whatever, you're not a real human being at all.
McConnel describes how he gave the compulsions an identity of their own, personifying them in a number of changing ways over his lifetime - and they appear almost like a character in his own biography.
Novels such as Native Son, The Outsider, and Savage Holiday as well as stories such as "The Man Who Killed A Shadow," Down by the Riverside," and "The Man Who Lived Underground" focus on central characters forced into criminal behavior either by a repressive society or the macabre compulsions of their innermost nature.
OBSESSIVE Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder where sufferers have recurring or repeated obsessions and/or compulsions.
Fussell is rich, handsome, and a complete mess, ensnarled in a web of compulsions that have him doing everything from starching his argyle socks to speaking backwards.
McGregor, delivering one of his strongest acting performances, displays the raw sexuality and easy charm that would attract seemingly every woman in Glasgow, while nailing the self-loathing that fuels Joe's compulsions.
Children and adolescents with OCD are more likely to have multiple obsessions and compulsions.
The creatures in her life range from a suicidal goldfish to human beings who suffer from preposterous compulsions and whacky phobias.
Kelley danced a memorable interpretation of an artist lost in his fantasies and erotic compulsions.