Word of the Day

com·pul·sion

kəmˈpəlSHən/

noun

  1. 1.

    the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint.

    “the payment was made under compulsion

    synonyms: obligationconstraintcoercionduresspressureintimidation

    “he is under no compulsion to go”

  2. 2.

    an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, especially against one’s conscious wishes.

    “he felt a compulsion to babble on about what had happened”

    synonyms: urgeimpulseneeddesiredrive;obsession

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