2020欧洲杯时间

irrational motive

Definitions of irrational motive
1

n a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic

Types:
show 15 types...
hide 15 types...
irrational impulse
a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
cacoethes, mania, passion
an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
compulsion, obsession
an irrational motive for performing trivial or repetitive actions, even against your will
compulsion, irresistible impulse
an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid
agromania
an intense desire to be alone or out in the open
alcoholism, dipsomania, potomania
an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess
egomania
an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs
kleptomania
an irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
logomania, logorrhea
pathologically excessive (and often incoherent) talking
monomania, possession
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
necromania, necrophilia, necrophilism
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
phaneromania
an irresistible desire to pick at superficial body parts (as in obsessive nail-biting)
pyromania
an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
trichotillomania
an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
onomatomania
obsession with a particular word which the person uses repeatedly or which intrudes into consciousness
Type of:
motivation, motive, need
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, sheffieldwind.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.