compulsive buyers are generally young, the findings said, and a greater proportion reported incomes of less than $50,000.
compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.
compulsive spending often goes hand-in-hand with other forms of addiction.
But experts say compulsive spending is a very real—and serious—addiction.
I think one of the main issues would be that there may be a subgroup of people who may run into problems with compulsive use.
He still takes us by the throat, but his grip is not compulsive.
One more move on and it would have been compulsive conditioning.
Nowhere in the world, I am sure, does the "to be continued in our next" interest take hold on one with such a compulsive grip.
It has a sort of compulsive force which hurries along even those who are sluggish or unwilling.
I do not make it a compulsive article, but to put it in their power to use it when they please.
c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see compel). Psychological sense is from 1902. As a noun, attested from 1630s; psychological sense from 1957. Related: Compulsively; compulsiveness.
compulsive com·pul·sive (kəm-pŭl'sĭv)
Caused or conditioned by compulsion or obsession. n.
A person with behavior patterns governed by a compulsion.