driven

adjective
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of driven

1 : having a compulsive or urgent quality
  • a driven sense of obligation
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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Origin and Etymology of driven

see 1drive



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driven

adjective

Definition of driven for English Language Learners

  • : very determined to succeed



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