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DRIVEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does driven mean? 

DRIVEN (adjective)
  The adjective DRIVEN has 3 senses:

1. compelled forcibly by an outside agency
2. urged or forced to action through moral pressure
3. strongly motivated to succeed

  Familiarity information: DRIVEN used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRIVEN (adjective)


Sense 1driven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compelled forcibly by an outside agency

Synonyms:

driven; goaded

Context example:

mobs goaded by blind hatred

Similar:

involuntary; nonvoluntary; unvoluntary (not subject to the control of the will)


Sense 2driven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Urged or forced to action through moral pressure

Synonyms:

impelled; driven

Context example:

felt impelled to take a stand against the issue

Similar:

motivated (provided with a motive or given incentive for action)


Sense 3driven [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strongly motivated to succeed

Synonyms:

compulsive; driven; determined

Similar:

ambitious (having a strong desire for success or achievement)


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