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Definition impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence

In historic literature, impetuous often refers to any rapid, forceful, and/or violent movement.
  • She regretted her impetuous promise.
impetuous = impulsive (made suddenly without much thought)
  • We need someone more steady. Like many young people, she is too impetuous.
  • impetuous = impulsive (tends to act suddenly without much thought)
  • She is impetuous, arrogant and inexperienced.
  • He was restless, fearless, but of impetuous and sometimes ungovernable temper.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • He was then the most impetuous boy in the world, and he is now the most impetuous man.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
  • She too, had passionate desires, but they were persistent rather than impetuous.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • she burst forth in her most impetuous manner.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • the impetuosity of youth
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • impetuosity = impulsiveness
  • To say we were rotten little children would be like saying John Brown was a little on the impetuous side,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • There was an impetuous strong sign from Petra. In words, it would have been an impatient Shut up!
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • Jonathan's impetuosity, and the manifest singleness of his purpose, seemed to overawe those in front of him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • impetuosity = impulsiveness (the trait of acting suddenly without much thought)
  • all undertaken with his characteristic impetuosity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • impetuosity = impulsiveness (the trait of acting suddenly without much thought)
  • Perhaps she had felt the impetuous desire that was in him, and then the yielding mood had come upon her.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • With that she rushed across the street so impetuously that she narrowly escaped annihilation from a passing truck,
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • impetuously = impulsively (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • "I can't feel as I've got any father but one," said Eppie, impetuously, while the tears gathered.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • impetuously = impulsively (without much thought)
  • And even if that impetuous fool Gennaro decided to burn it to the ground, it would not make much difference.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • "I've come to buy you, and take you home," said George, with impetuous vehemence.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • He bore aloft a drawn dagger, and had approached, in rapid impetuosity, to within three or four feet of the retreating figure,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • impetuosity = without much thought
  • There was a thought yet nearer, a more prevailing, more impetuous concern.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • Made me feel grateful that Kyle was impetuous and selfish.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
impetuous = impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought)

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