Definition of compulsions


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • compulsions is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 17 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • compulsions is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 23 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of compulsions

  • an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid (noun)

    Examples

    1. he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident

    Synonyms

    1. irresistible impulse

  • using force to cause something to occur (noun)

    Examples

    1. though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game

    Synonyms

    1. coercion

  • an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will (noun)

    Examples

    1. her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly

    Synonyms

    1. obsession

See definition of compulsions in Merriam Webster