impetuosity


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Related to impetuosity: valor, condone, exigencies

im·pet·u·os·i·ty

 (ĭm-pĕch′o͞o-ŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. im·pet·u·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being impetuous.
2. An impetuous act.

im•pet•u•os•i•ty

(ɪmˌpɛtʃ uˈɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or condition of being impetuous.
2. an impetuous action.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impetuosity - rash impulsiveness
impulsiveness - the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
Translations
إنْدِفاع، تَهَوُّر
impulsívnost
ubesindighed
féktelenség
bráîlæti; ákafi; skapofsi
acelecilik

impetuosity

[ɪmˌpetjʊˈɒsɪtɪ] N [of person, behaviour] → impulsividad f

impetuosity

[ɪmˌpɛtʃuˈɒsɪti] nimpétuosité f

impetuosity

n
(of action, person)Ungestüm nt; (of decision)Impulsivität f; (of attack)Stürmische(s) nt
(= impetuous behaviour)ungestümes Handeln

impetuosity

[ɪmˌpɛtʊˈɒsɪtɪ] nimpetuosità

impetuous

(imˈpetjuəs) adjective
acting in a hasty manner and without thinking.
imˈpetuously adverb
imˌpetuˈosity (-ˈo-) noun
References in classic literature ?
He was a dark-browed, good-looking youngster of nineteen, greatly resembling his mother, but with ten times her impetuosity.
The vestments of the stranger announced him to be one who held a responsible situation near the person of the captain of the Canadas; and who, as it would now seem, finding his errand of peace frustrated by the fierce impetuosity of his allies, was content to become a silent and sad spectator of the fruits of a contest that he had arrived too late to anticipate.
He looked and spoke with eagerness: his old impetuosity was rising.
Micawber, whose impetuosity I had restrained thus far with the greatest difficulty, and who had repeatedly interposed with the first syllable Of SCOUN-drel
Say, a good fellow, if you want a phrase," returned Herbert, smiling, and clapping his hand on the back of mine, "a good fellow, with impetuosity and hesitation, boldness and diffidence, action and dreaming, curiously mixed in him.
Advancing, therefore, without much order, they had just crossed the brook with a part of their followers, when they were assailed in front, flank, and rear at once, with an impetuosity to which, in their confused and ill-prepared condition, it was impossible to offer effectual resistance.
That I grant," said Don Quixote, "but in this matter of aiding me against knights thou must put a restraint upon thy natural impetuosity.
And with his usual impetuosity he at once set about arming himself for the adventure.
Not only did the bridge go down crowded with human beings, but the impetuosity of that flood of men toward the fatal bank was so furious that a mass of humanity poured itself violently into the river like an avalanche.
From the end of the rue Saint-Blaise to the end of the rue du Bercail, it was then made known that, thanks to Jacquelin's devotion, Penelope, that silent victim of her mistress's impetuosity, still lived, though she seemed to be suffering.
Jonathan's impetuosity, and the manifest singleness of his purpose, seemed to overawe those in front of him.
In spite of his usual command over himself, Dantes could not restrain his impetuosity.