compulsive - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/kəmˈpʌlsɪv/
  1. impossible to control and therefore sometimes harmful

    His compulsive need to succeed made him unpopular with the rest of the staff.

    a compulsive eating disorder

    1. a.
      used about people who have a habit they cannot control

      a compulsive gambler/liar

derived word

compulsively

adverb