VS.

Compulsive vs. Impulsive

Published:
Views: 19
  • Compulsive (adjective)

    Uncontrolled or reactive and irresistible.

  • Compulsive (adjective)

    Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.

  • Compulsive (noun)

    One who exhibits compulsive behaviours.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.

  • Impulsive (noun)

    That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.

  • Impulsive (noun)

    One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.

Wiktionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Compulsive (adjective)

    Having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; - said of forces.

  • Impulsive (noun)

    That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.

Webster Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Compulsive (noun)

    a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things

  • Compulsive (adjective)

    caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion;

    "compulsive drinking"

  • Compulsive (adjective)

    strongly motivated to succeed

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus;

    "an impulsive gesture of affection"

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    without forethought;

    "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    having the power of driving or impelling;

    "a driving personal ambition"

    "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"

    "an impulsive force"

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason;

    "a capricious refusal"

    "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"

    "the victim of whimsical persecutions"

  • Impulsive (adjective)

    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation;

    "a hotheaded decision"

    "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"

    "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"

    "madcap escapades"

Princeton's WordNet
ADVERTISEMENT

Compulsive Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add askdifference.com to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.

×