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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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In reality he was wide-eyed awake and merely under the nightroaming compulsion of his early self.
Then, my good friend, I said, do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.
When you come to fix your memory with a date in this way, it is wonderful what your memory will pick up for you upon that compulsion.
Upon compulsion, sir,' interposed the locksmith, who felt that the tone in which this was said, conveyed the speaker's impression that he had ample excuse for yielding to the furious multitude who beset and hemmed him in, on every side, and among whom he stood, an old man, quite alone; 'upon compulsion, sir, I'll do nothing.
But legislation still requires proof that force or compulsion was used against those held in slavery or servitude which can be extremely difficult to demonstrate in cases involving children.
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.
Why should big, multinational companies who are sitting on hundreds of millions of pounds of cash get even further tax cuts with no compulsion to cut bills or create new jobs?
He said: "There's a moment in the film where I recognised that this was the last moment we filmed before this wave of depression came over me, and I was idiotic or victim enough, or whatever one wants to call it, of this mad compulsion.
The 26-year-old daughter of a girlfriend, whom I'll call Ella, is in the throes of a compulsion that controls her life.
A compulsion is a response to those obsessive thoughts, a ritualistic behavior that temporary allays the anxiety but can't rationally prevent the obsession from occurring," explained Emily Miller, M.
I submit that democracy is "polite" compulsion, but it must ultimately get less polite and degrade to empire, totalitarianism, or anarchy.