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impetuous
used in Catch-22

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Definition
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • He felt an urgent desire to be alone with her again soon and sprang up impetuously from his table and went running outside and back down the street toward...
    Chapter 16 -- Luciana (89% in)
impetuously = impulsively (acting suddenly without much thought)
  • He sat for a moment with a hangdog look, then spurted to his feet suddenly and stamped away to have another impetuous crack at persuading Doc Daneeka to ground him, knocking over Yossarian's washstand with his hip when he lurched around and tripping over the fuel line of the stove Orr was still constructing.
    Chapter 22 -- Milo the Mayor (25% in)

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