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impetuous
used in 1776

3 uses
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Definition
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • His defects were perceived to be a certain "nervous temperament" and susceptibility to poor health, impetuousness, and acute sensitivity to criticism.
    p. 22.6
  • Knox wrote privately that while the loss of his six men had been a great misfortune, he consoled himself with the hope that the day's action had taught the rest to be less "impetuous" the next time.
    p. 139.9
  • Henry Clinton, in accounting for what happened, blamed the "impetuosity" of the light infantry for pursuing the rebels in the first place.
    p. 219.9

There are no more uses of "impetuous" in 1776.

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