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impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • she whispered with desperate impetuosity.
  • Bathsheba would have submitted to an indignant chastisement for her levity had Gabriel protested that he was loving her at the same time; the impetuosity of passion unrequited is bearable, even if it stings and anathematizes—there is a triumph in the humiliation, and a tenderness in the strife.

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  • She regretted her impetuous promise.
  • We need someone more steady. Like many young people, she is too impetuous.

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