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Definitionimpulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
- But Atlanta was ... as headstrong and impetuous as herself.2.8 (2% in)
impetuous = impulsive
- It was Gerald's headstrong and impetuous nature in her that gave them concern, and they sometimes feared they would not be able to conceal her damaging qualities until she had made a good match.1.3 (96% in)
- With a suddenness that startled her, he slid off the sofa onto his knees and with one hand placed delicately over his heart, he recited rapidly: "Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett—I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy.4.47 (51% in)
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