1. [ noun ] an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
Synonyms: irresistible_impulse
Related terms: irrational_impulse
2. [ noun ] (psychology) an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against your will
Synonyms: obsession
Related terms: irrational_motive onomatomania
3. [ noun ] using force to cause something
Synonyms: coercion

: "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game" "they didn`t have to use coercion"

Related terms: causing eviction coerce
Similar spelling:   convulsion