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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.
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impulsive

(ɪmˈpʌlsɪv)
adj
1. characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thought: an impulsive man.
2. based on emotional impulses or whims; spontaneous: an impulsive kiss.
3. forceful, inciting, or impelling
4. (General Physics) (of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
5. (General Physics) (of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
imˈpulsively adv
imˈpulsiveness n
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im•pul•sive

(ɪmˈpʌl sɪv)

adj.
1. actuated or swayed by impulse: an impulsive action.
2. characterized by impulsion: impulsive forces.
3. inciting to action.
4. (of a force) acting momentarily; not continuous.
[1545–55; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
im•pul′sive•ly, adv.
im•pul′sive•ness, im`pul•siv′i•ty, n.
syn: See impetuous.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impulsive - proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulusimpulsive - proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection"
self-generated, spontaneous - happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
2.impulsive - without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"
unpremeditated - not premeditated
3.impulsive - having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
4.impulsive - determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"
arbitrary - based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves"
5.impulsive - characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"
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impulsive

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impulsive

adjective
2. Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
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Translations
نَزوي، مُتَهَوِّر، نَزِق
nutkavývznětlivý
impulsiv
lobbanékony
hvatvís, fljóthuga
nagonskivročekrven

impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] ADJ [person, temperament] → impulsivo; [act, remark] → irreflexivo
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impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] adj [person] → impulsif/ive
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impulsive

adj
impulsiv; (= spontaneous)spontan
(Phys, Tech) → (an)treibend; impulsive forceTriebkraft f
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impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] adjimpulsivo/a
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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
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im·pul·sive

a. impulsivo-a; irreflexivo-a.
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impulsive

adj impulsivo
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