Compulsive idea



compulsive idea n.
An idea that persists in the mind and suggests or urges an inappropriate act.

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  • Compulsively

    [kuh m-puhl-siv] /kəmˈpʌl sɪv/ adjective 1. compelling; compulsory. 2. Psychology. noun 3. Psychology. a person whose behavior is governed by a . /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or involving compulsion noun 2. (psychiatry) an individual who is subject to a psychological compulsion adj. c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see […]

  • Compulsiveness

    [kuh m-puhl-siv] /kəmˈpʌl sɪv/ adjective 1. compelling; compulsory. 2. Psychology. noun 3. Psychology. a person whose behavior is governed by a . /kəmˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective 1. relating to or involving compulsion noun 2. (psychiatry) an individual who is subject to a psychological compulsion adj. c.1600, from French compulsif, from Latin compulsus, past participle of compellere (see […]



  • Compulsive neurosis

    compulsive neurosis n. A disorder marked by uncontrollable impulses to perform stereotyped, irrational acts.

  • Compulsive personality

    compulsive personality n. A personality pattern characterized by rigidity, perfectionistic standards, meticulous attention to order and detail, and excessive concern with conformity, duty, and adherence to standards of conscience.



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