impulsiveness


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im·pul·sive

 (ĭm-pŭl′sĭv)
adj.
1. Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
2. Motivated by or resulting from impulse: such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity.
3. Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
4. Physics Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.

im·pul′sive·ly adv.
im·pul′sive·ness, im′pul·siv′i·ty n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impulsiveness - the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessness - the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
impetuosity, impetuousness - rash impulsiveness
hastiness - hasty impulsiveness
Translations
إنْدِفاع، تَهَوُّر
vznětlivost
impulsivitet
lobbanékonyság
hvatvísi
düşüncesizlik

impulsiveness

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvnɪs] impulsivity [ɪmpʌlˈsɪvɪtɪ] (US) Nimpulsividad f, carácter m impulsivo

impulsiveness

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvnɪs] nimpulsivité f

impulsiveness

nImpulsivität f; (= spontaneity)Spontaneität f

impulsiveness

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvnɪs] nimpulsività

impulse

(ˈimpals) noun
1. a sudden desire to do something, without thinking about the consequences. I bought the dress on impulse – I didn't really need it
2. a sudden force or stimulation. an electrical impulse.
imˈpulsive (-siv) adjective
done, or likely to act, suddenly, without careful thought. an impulsive action; You're far too impulsive!
imˈpulsively adverb
imˈpulsiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
Though he is over forty now, he meets new people and new enterprises with the impulsiveness by which his boyhood friends remember him.
The important thing was not to let him know; and I dreaded nothing so much as the impulsiveness of the Vicomte de Chagny, who wanted to rush through the walls to Christine Daae, whose moans we continued to hear at intervals.
He scuttled across the room rather like a rabbit, and peered with quite a new impulsiveness into the partially-covered face of the captive.
She was persuaded that irrepressible passion was the cause of his impatience; and being an ardent admirer of impulsiveness (when it did not lead to the spending of money) she always received him with a genial twinkle of complicity and a play of allusion to which May seemed fortunately impervious.
Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
As to Will, though until his last defiant letter he had nothing definite which he would choose formally to allege against him, he felt himself warranted in believing that he was capable of any design which could fascinate a rebellious temper and an undisciplined impulsiveness.
I was ashamed to harass him thus, but he had not a sufficiency of the little things, and besides my impulsiveness had plunged me into a deuce of a mess, so I went on distastefully.
No, nor that either," she answered with quick impulsiveness.
Tell you what I'll do, Joe,"--this with a burst of philanthropic impulsiveness and a confidential lowering of voice,--"seein's it's you, and I wouldn't do it for anybody else, I'll reduce it to five cents.
The Irish strain was conspicuous throughout his life in his warm-heartedness, impulsiveness and lack of self-control and practical judgment.
We no longer approximate in our behavior to the mere impulsiveness of the lower animals, but conduct ourselves in every respect like members of a highly civilized society.
That was the second mistake he had made in temper, through impulsiveness and irritability.