To better see all uses of the word
impetuous
in
The Brothers Karamazov
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
impetuous -- as in: an impetuous decision
Used In
The Brothers Karamazov
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • It was the same impetuous Katya who had thrown herself on the mercy of a young profligate to save her father;
  • She shuddered all over, gazed at me for a second, turned horribly pale—white as a sheet, in fact—and all at once, not impetuously but softly, gently, bowed down to my feet—not a boarding-school curtsey, but a Russian bow, with her forehead to the floor.
  • Mitya, hearing her cry, trembled, jumped up, and with a yell rushed impetuously to meet her, not knowing what he was doing.
  • Kolya cried impetuously, his face glowing and radiant with delight.
  • Seeing it, she flew impetuously to him.
  • On being gently asked by the President whether she had recovered sufficiently, Katerina Ivanovna exclaimed impetuously: "I am ready, I am ready!

  • There are no more uses of "impetuous" in the book.


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

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading