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impetuous
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

4 uses
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Definition
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • Impetuous fellow!
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (15% in)
impetuous = impulsive (to act suddenly without much thought)
  • —Spaniards, for instance, he continued, passionate temperaments like that, impetuous as Old Nick, are given to taking the law into their own hands and give you your quietus doublequick with those poignards they carry in the abdomen.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (45% in)
  • —Then, Stephen said staring and rambling on to himself or some unknown listener somewhere, we have the impetuosity of Dante and the isosceles triangle miss Portinari he fell in love with and Leonardo and san Tommaso Mastino.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (46% in)
  • Though that halfbaked Lyons ran off at a tangent in his impetuosity to get left.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (67% in)

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