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compulsion

Synonyms of compulsion in English:

noun

  • 1 he had been under no compulsion to go
    obligation, constraint, force, coercion, duress, pressure, pressurization, enforcement, oppression, intimidation;
  • 2 he felt an overwhelming compulsion to tell her the truth
    urge, impulse, need, necessity, desire, longing, motivation, drive;
    obsession, fixation, addiction;
    temptation, pull
    US informal jones
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