Definition of compulsiveness in US English:



  • See compulsive

    • ‘They may display nighttime fears, anger, irritability, lower tolerance for stress, nervousness, compulsiveness, helplessness, and/or powerlessness.’
    • ‘Just like her husband, she demonstrated anxiety toward and was uncomfortable with public life and her orientation toward political life was marked by compulsiveness, a lack of flexibility, and the need to control her environment.’
    • ‘It is the nature of compulsiveness to go until you can't go anymore.’
    • ‘His long-term personality pattern shows features of compulsiveness and marked investment in self-regulation.’
    • ‘Low-involvement parents had higher levels of psychological distress across the domains of somatization, obsessive compulsiveness, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, and anxiety.’