Synonyms of compulsion


1. compulsion, irresistible impulse, irrational impulse

usage: an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; "he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident"

2. compulsion, obsession, irrational motive

usage: an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"

3. compulsion, coercion, causing, causation

usage: using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"

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