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driven (adj.)

1570s, of snow, "carried and gathered in heaps by the wind," past-participle adjective from drive (v.). Meaning "motivated" is by 1972.

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Definitions of driven from WordNet

driven (adj.)
compelled forcibly by an outside agency;
Synonyms: goaded
driven (adj.)
urged or forced to action through moral pressure;
Synonyms: impelled
driven (adj.)
strongly motivated to succeed;
Synonyms: compulsive / determined
From wordnet.princeton.edu