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im·pet·u·ous

 (ĭm-pĕch′o͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Acting or done quickly with little or inadequate thought.
2. Having or marked by violent force: impetuous, heaving waves.

[Middle English, violent, from Old French impetueux, from Late Latin impetuōsus, from Latin impetus, impetus; see impetus.]

im·pet′u·ous·ly adv.
im·pet′u·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: impetuous, hasty, headlong, precipitate
These adjectives describe abruptness or lack of deliberation. Impetuous suggests forceful impulsiveness or impatience: "[Martin Luther King] feared that an ill-prepared, impetuous demonstration would endanger ... the marchers" (Nick Kotz).
Hasty and headlong both stress hurried, often reckless action: "Hasty marriage seldom proveth well" (Shakespeare)."In his headlong flight down the circular staircase, ... [he] had pitched forward violently ... and probably broken his neck" (Mary Roberts Rinehart).
Precipitate suggests impulsiveness and lack of due reflection: "All my mistakes in life had flowed from that precipitate departure of mine" (Philip Roth).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.impetuously - in an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions; "he often acts impulsively and later regrets it"
Translations
بانْدِفاع، بِتَهَوُّر
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meî ákafa/bráîlæti
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impetuously

[ɪmˈpetjʊəslɪ] ADV [say] → impetuosamente, de forma impetuosa, impulsivamente; [behave] → precipitadamente, impulsivamente

impetuously

advungestüm

impetuously

[ɪmˈpɛtjʊəslɪ] advimpetuosamente

impetuous

(imˈpetjuəs) adjective
acting in a hasty manner and without thinking.
imˈpetuously adverb
imˌpetuˈosity (-ˈo-) noun
References in classic literature ?
They were all unusually hungry, having waited nearly an hour, and for a minute no one spoke, only a minute, for Jo exclaimed impetuously, "I'm so glad you came before we began
I can't see," he said impetuously, "why you have never written anything about Antonia.
I don't want you to sing it," and she laid her glass so impetuously and blindly upon the table as to shatter it against a carafe.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
cried Ahab, impetuously, and tossing about the oars near him -- Stand by to lower
exclaimed Rebecca, sitting down impetuously on the floor by the bed and dropping the goldenrod by her side.
Norah rose hastily from the sofa; Magdalen impetuously left the window.
Never pausing for an answer to anything he said, Traddles, who had clapped me into an easy-chair by the fire, all this time impetuously stirred the fire with one hand, and pulled at my neck-kerchief with the other, under some wild delusion that it was a great-coat.
Suddenly a deep flush came over his face, and he was about to speak impetuously, when he seemed checked again by some inward shock, that sent the flush back and made him tremble.
Bother Shakespeare," said Jane, impetuously, "--old fool that expects credit for saying things that everybody knows
And the young man impetuously seized the Persian's hands.
The vicious beast eyed the green-and-gold tunic of Robin, and, lowering it head, charged at him impetuously.