1. [ adjective ] (psychology) caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion

"compulsive drinking"

Related terms: neurotic
2. [ noun ] a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
Related terms: person perfectionist workaholic control_freak exhibitionist
3. [ adjective ] strongly motivated to succeed
Synonyms: driven determined
Related terms: ambitious
Similar spelling:   compulsively