Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compulsive

1 sense of compulsive

Sense 1
compulsive -- (a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj compulsive

2 senses of compulsive

Sense 1
compulsive -- (caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion; "compulsive drinking")

INDIRECT (VIA neurotic) -> unneurotic -- (not neurotic; "successful mothers--mothers with unneurotic children"; "he's the most unneurotic person I know")

Sense 2
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)

INDIRECT (VIA ambitious) -> unambitious, ambitionless -- (having little desire for success or achievement)

Similarity of adj compulsive

2 senses of compulsive

Sense 1
compulsive -- (caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion; "compulsive drinking")
       => neurotic (vs. unneurotic), psychoneurotic -- (affected with emotional disorder)

Sense 2
compulsive, determined, driven -- (strongly motivated to succeed)
       => ambitious (vs. unambitious) -- (having a strong desire for success or achievement)

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