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  • compulsive gambler — one who gambles uncontrollably, one who feels a need to gamble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compulsive — [[t]kəmpʌ̱lsɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use compulsive to describe people or their behaviour when they cannot stop doing something wrong, harmful, or unnecessary. ...a compulsive liar... He was a compulsive gambler and often heavily in debt.… …   English dictionary

  • compulsive — Influenced by compulsion; of a compelling and irresistible nature. * * * com·pul·sive pəl siv adj of, relating to, caused by, or suggestive of psychological compulsion or obsession <repetitive and compulsive behavior> <a compulsive… …   Medical dictionary

  • compulsive — com|pul|sive [ kəm pʌlsıv ] adjective impossible to control and therefore sometimes harmful: a compulsive eating disorder His compulsive need to succeed made him unpopular with the rest of the staff. a. used about people who have a habit they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • compulsive — UK [kəmˈpʌlsɪv] / US adjective a) impossible to control and therefore sometimes harmful His compulsive need to succeed made him unpopular with the rest of the staff. a compulsive eating disorder b) used about people who have a habit they cannot… …   English dictionary

  • gambler — UK [ˈɡæmblə(r)] / US [ˈɡæmblər] noun [countable] Word forms gambler : singular gambler plural gamblers 1) someone who likes playing games that involve gambling or likes risking their money on the result of races and competitions a compulsive… …   English dictionary

  • compulsive — adjective Date: 1588 1. having power to compel 2. of, relating to, caused by, or suggestive of psychological compulsion or obsession < compulsive actions > < a compulsive gambler > • compulsively adverb • compulsiveness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • compulsive — adj. 1 compelling. 2 resulting or acting from, or as if from, compulsion (a compulsive gambler). 3 Psychol. resulting or acting from compulsion against one s conscious wishes. 4 irresistible (compulsive entertainment). Derivatives: compulsively… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gambler — Synonyms and related words: adventurer, betting ring, bettor, boneshaker, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, compulsive gambler, crap shooter, gamester, hazarder, petty gambler, piker, player, plunger, punter, sharp, sharper, sharpie, speculator …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gambler — gam|bler [ gæmblər ] noun count 1. ) someone who likes playing games that involve gambling or likes risking their money on the result of races and competitions: a compulsive gambler 2. ) someone who is ready to take risks in order to be more… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Compulsive Gamblers — The Compulsive Gamblers Origin Memphis, Tennessee, USA Genres Garage rock Punk blues Rock roll Years active 1990 1993 1998 2003 …   Wikipedia


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