ETYM Latin compulsio. Related to Compel.
1. An irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions against one's will; SYN. obsession.
2. An urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid; SYN. irresistible impulse.
3. Using force to cause something; SYN. coercion.
1. A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.
2. The act of applying force to propel something; SYN. thrust, driving force.
3. A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; SYN. ride.
4. The trait of being highly motivated
5. A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
6. A wide scenic road planted with trees; SYN. parkway.
7. Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; SYN. driving.
8. The act of driving a herd of animals overland.
9. A hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).
Sinonimi: inherent aptitude
ETYM Latin instinctus instigation, impulse, from instinguere to instigate: cf. French instinct. Related to Instinct.
In ethology, behavior found in all equivalent members of a given species (for example, all the males, or all the females with young) that is presumed to be genetically determined.
Examples include a male robin's tendency to attack other male robins intruding on its territory and the tendency of many female mammals to care for their offspring. Instincts differ from reflexes in that they involve very much more complex actions, and learning often plays an important part in their development.
Inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; SYN. inherent aptitude.
1. A strong restless desire; SYN. itch.
2. An instinctive motive; SYN. impulse.