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coercion, compulsion
n. using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
irresistible impulse, compulsion
n. an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; "he felt a compulsion to babble on about the accident"
obsession, compulsion
n. an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will; "her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly"
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motivation
n. the condition of being motivated; "his motivation was at a high level"
pressing
n. a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
persuasion
n. the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
force-out, force play, force out, force
n. a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
duress
n. compulsory force or threat; "confessed under duress"
preoccupation
n. an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
complex
n. (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
desire
n. the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
appetence, appetency, appetite
n. a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
hungriness, yearning, longing
n. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
cacoethes, mania
n. an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
lustfulness, lecherousness, lust
n. a strong sexual desire
life
n. a motive for living; "pottery was his life"
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