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Synonyms of compulsive in English:


  • 1 a compulsive desire
    obsessive, neurotic
  • 2 compulsive eating
    obsessive, obsessional, addictive, uncontrollable, out of control, ungovernable
  • 3 a compulsive liar compulsive drinkers
    inveterate, chronic, incorrigible, incurable, irredeemable, hardened, hopeless, persistent;
    obsessive, obsessional, addicted, habitual, dependent
    informalpathological, hooked
    [Antonyms] occasional
  • 4 it's compulsive viewing
    [Antonyms] dull, tedious
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