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Definition action without forethought; or such a tendency
  • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
impulsive = action taken without forethought
  • He is young and impulsive.
  • I am impulsive and weak, this I know, but I feel an urge to attempt the impossible and I lean toward her, our faces drawing closer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • impulsive = with a tendency to act without forethought
  • In my youth, I tended to be impulsive—turn someone into a frog first, ask questions later.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • impulsive = with a tendency to take action without forethought
  • My father was not the impulsive type,
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • impulsive = prone to action without forethought
  • "He is proud and impulsive," Poseidon said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • impulsive = prone to act without forethought
  • "Oh ... Deanna ..." Theresa leaned in and impulsively hugged Deanna, excitement animating her face.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • impulsively = without forethought
  • Impulsively I reached down and raked her from shoulder to hip with the brush.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • impulsively = without forethought
  • If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • impulsively = without adequate thought
  • [Impulsively, he stops to kiss her hands; then tenderly, innocently, her lips.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • impulsively = without forethought
  • Even if you were an impulsive ADHD kid like me, he wouldn't give you any slack.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • impulsive = having a tendency to act without forethought
  •   "Leo's ADHD," Piper said.
      "Right. It's because we're hardwired for battle. Restless, impulsive—we don't fit in with regular kids."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • impulsive = having a tendency to act without forethought
  • He is brash and impulsive, talkative and somewhat crude in speech and manner.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • impulsive = tends to act without forethought
  • When the emergency room clerk asked Beatrice for her stepbrother's name, address, and phone number, Roy impulsively had stepped forward and blurted his own.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • impulsively = without forethought
  • too impulsive to be prudent
    Eliot, George  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "I declare I will," said Sylvia, giving me an impulsive kiss...
    le Gallienne, Richard  --  The Quest of the Golden Girl
  • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
  • But Vera, always the most impulsive, the quickest to act, stepped into the breach.
    London, Jack  --  The Night-Born
  • She was fond of her children in an uneven, impulsive way.
    Chopin, Kate  --  The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
  • She was secretly vastly pleased at Anne's impulsive caress...
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne Of Green Gables

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