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compulsory

com·pul·so·ry

compulsory

 
 
pronunciation:
km puhl s ri
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: required or obligatory.
Education is compulsory in this state up to the age of sixteen.Compulsory attendance for certain college activities was objectionable to some of the students.It is compulsory to have a building permit before beginning a construction project.
synonyms:
binding, mandatory, obligatory, required
antonyms:
discretionary, optional
similar words:
involuntary, necessary, needful, requisite
definition 2: coercive or constraining.
synonyms:
coercive, constraining
similar words:
controlling, forcible
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derivations: compulsorily (adv.), compulsoriness (n.)
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