Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being coercive or constraining.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being coercive.

Etymologies

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coercive +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I guess some people just need, and demand, masters and are unwilling to tolerate those who do not gladly submit to the collective (as represented by the coerciveness of the state and its agents).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Deadly Force in Self-Defense Constitutionally Protected, Nondeadly Force Unprotected?

  • Cindy, our problem with SAGE has nothing to do with them providing exit services, but our problem is with coerciveness and how they are promoting anti-prostitution laws that harm sex workers.

    Post from Robyn Few of Sex Workers Outreach Project. « Bound, Not Gagged

  • History up to the present moment tells us again and again that a narrow understanding of faith very readily turns to bitterness and coerciveness.

    2008 July

  • I guess some people just need, and demand, masters and are unwilling to tolerate those who do not gladly submit to the collective as represented by the coerciveness of the state and its agents.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Deadly Force in Self-Defense Constitutionally Protected, Nondeadly Force Unprotected?

  • The Left constantly claims to be for these groups and, especially, against stereotyping of them, but the very existence of these groups which you are put in whether you want to be or not – another example of the insidious underhand coerciveness of the Left forces stereotypical behaviours, attitudes and outlooks upon those within them.

    The Concord Of This Discord

  • The Left constantly claims to be for these groups and, especially, against stereotyping of them, but the very existence of these groups which you are put in whether you want to be or not – another example of the insidious underhand coerciveness of the Left forces stereotypical behaviours, attitudes and outlooks upon those within them.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Another approach to offset the potential coerciveness of a direct order is to precede it with disclaimers.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Another approach to offset the potential coerciveness of a direct order is to precede it with disclaimers.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • However, more compliance will occur and less coerciveness will be felt even if the reasons do not really make any sense.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Although coerciveness is still possible, it has been much more constrained in the past century by changes in attitudes against it of both superiors and subordinates, by legislation, and by societal changes in the democratized world.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

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