compulsion : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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
  • n  an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
    her compulsion to wash her hands repeatedly
  • n  using force to cause something to occur
    though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game
News & Articles

  • The Sunday Conversation: Vilmos Zsigmond's technique comes into focus
    The cinematographer tells of the influences and methods that shaped his work on the new film 'Compulsion.' At 83 on June 16, Vilmos Zsigmond — regarded as one of the 10 most influential cinematographers by the International Cinematographers Guild — still has a full plate. The Big Sur-based cinematographer for such classic '70s films as "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "The Deer Hunter ...
    June 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • Study: Reading novels makes people better thinkers
    By Tom Jacobs, Salon Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making. Fortunately, new research suggests a simple anecdote for this affliction: Read more [...]
    June 16, 2013 - Lake Tahoe News
  • Heather Graham Has a Killer Appetite in the Compulsion Trailer
    The trailer for director Egidio Coccimiglio's Compulsion is now online and viewable in the player below.
    June 14, 2013 - Coming Soon

  • Roger Ebert in FOXNews
    To be sure, health problems have prevented me from eating,Ebert writes in the book. "That did not discourage my cooking. It became an exercise more pure, freed of biological compulsion."
  • Gordon Brown in Belfast Telegraph
    Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Brown told stores that "if government compulsion is needed to make the change, we will take the necessary steps".
  • Mark David Chapman in MSNBC
    I was under total compulsion,killer Mark David Chapman says in a segment to be aired at 8 pm ET Friday on "Dateline NBC." "It was like a train, a runaway train, there was no stopping it."

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