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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.


a type of behaviour characterized by a tendency to act impulsively or without prior reflection or thought
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