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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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Given the changes they intend to make, Compulsion needs more time before it could officially launch the game.
1 ( ANI ): A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Prem Kumar Dhumal as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections, the Congress said that the party took the decision in compulsion.
Carrying out a compulsion cuts a person's anxiety and makes the urge to perform the compulsion again stronger each time.
Life Under Compulsion is a book about human nature published in the midst of a culture that behaves as if such a thing doesn't exist.
This election should be run with the compulsion element removed.
The descriptive terms were "reduced self-determination," "an obsession," "a strong craving," "a strong appetite," "a strong urge," "reduced moral competence," "reduced ability for rational decision making," "a compulsion," "a habit," "a conflict between strong desires," and "reduced willpower.
So there is no drain on the employer, no free facility to the union and no compulsion.
Yes, my compulsion is that I don't want to allow them (RSS-BJP) to come to power.
Shadowy and introspective, Compulsion is as fascinating as it is thought-provoking.
Although high exercise identity is often associated with positive attributes, studies have also observed that high exercise identity may be accompanied by a compulsion to exercise (Gapin & Petruzzello, 2011; Lantz, Rhea, & Mesnier, 2004).
But once gambling turns into a compulsion lives are wrecked.
Repeating Repetition Compulsion" (2012) is simultaneously a trippy, kaleidoscopic aesthetic treasure-trove and a lighthearted poke at the genre: here Schorsch's worlds Jonathan Schorsch, "Repetition Compulsion Square," 2011, 22 x 28".
The verse negates the use of compulsion in religion because religious belief is the mightiest thing that a human possesses.
When I arrived in England to work many years ago, I did not feel the compulsion to use only English as a burden.
Summary: Most upwardly mobile managers know that an empowered team helps their performance, but a compulsion to control their own fate can cloud that awareness, says Harvard Business Review.