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driven

adjective

Simple Definition of driven

  • : very determined to succeed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of driven

  1. 1 :  having a compulsive or urgent quality <a driven sense of obligation>

  2. 2 :  propelled or motivated by something —used in combination <results-driven>

drivenness

play \ˈdri-vən-nəs\ noun

Examples of driven in a sentence

  1. They are driven, successful people.

  2. <a man with a driven need to be loved or liked by everyone>



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First Known Use of driven

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