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What is another word for compulsion?

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Noun
An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way
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“Here, Ross explores David's compulsion to overwork and the way his humiliating loss of earnings and status impacts on the family.”
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A sense of obligation or duty to do something
“Others who might admire these actions but not feel a moral compulsion to perform them.”
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Force or pressure used to compel one to do something
“In this case, he is not forced by compulsion to express his consent or to do anything.”
Noun
A psychological complex or neurosis over something
“I wrote a horror story about a woman's compulsion with losing weight. It's a dark and uncomfortable piece and has been published a number of times.”
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The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time
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A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking
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The action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding money from someone in return for not revealing compromising information which one has about them
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A thing that stimulates someone into action
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Something that is formally or legally required or obligatory
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The state of being responsible for something, especially legally
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