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Related to impetuosity: valor, condone, exigencies


n. pl. im·pet·u·os·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being impetuous.
2. An impetuous act.
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(ɪmˌpɛtʃ uˈɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or condition of being impetuous.
2. an impetuous action.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impetuosity - rash impulsiveness
impulsiveness - the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
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إنْدِفاع، تَهَوُّر
bráîlæti; ákafi; skapofsi


[ɪmˌpetjʊˈɒsɪtɪ] N [of person, behaviour] → impulsividad f
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[ɪmˌpɛtʃuˈɒsɪti] nimpétuosité f
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(of action, person)Ungestüm nt; (of decision)Impulsivität f; (of attack)Stürmische(s) nt
(= impetuous behaviour)ungestümes Handeln
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[ɪmˌpɛtʊˈɒsɪtɪ] nimpetuosità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(imˈpetjuəs) adjective
acting in a hasty manner and without thinking.
imˈpetuously adverb
imˌpetuˈosity (-ˈo-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative.
She must learn to feel that she had been mistaken with regard to both; that she had been unfairly influenced by appearances in each; that because Captain Wentworth's manners had not suited her own ideas, she had been too quick in suspecting them to indicate a character of dangerous impetuosity; and that because Mr Elliot's manners had precisely pleased her in their propriety and correctness, their general politeness and suavity, she had been too quick in receiving them as the certain result of the most correct opinions and well-regulated mind.
She had however another motive, beside her obedience, to accompany the old gentleman in the chase; for by her presence she hoped in some measure to restrain his impetuosity, and to prevent him from so frequently exposing his neck to the utmost hazard.
Here he took to gardening, planting, fishing, carpentering, and various other pursuits of a similar kind: all undertaken with his characteristic impetuosity. In each and all he has since become famous throughout the neighborhood, as a most profound authority.
He was a dark-browed, good-looking youngster of nineteen, greatly resembling his mother, but with ten times her impetuosity. He instructed the black woman to go at once and inform Madame Lebrun that Mrs.
I acted on that hint, with the headlong impetuosity of a man who was in love.
Foremost among those leaving cards at the eminently aristocratic door before it is quite painted, are the Veneerings: out of breath, one might imagine, from the impetuosity of their rush to the eminently aristocratic steps.
He found it difficult to understand how any girl could help loving Laurie, and hoped she would change her mind, but he knew even better than Jo that love cannot be forced, so he shook his head sadly and resolved to carry his boy out of harm's way, for Young Impetuosity's parting words to Jo disturbed him more than he would confess.
And moreover she could not have spoken with a certain voice in the face of his impetuosity, because she did not have time to understand either the state of her feelings, or the precise nature of what she was doing.
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."
Mademoiselle Hennequin uttered no more, but rushed from the room, with an impetuosity of manner and feeling that I have often had occasion to remark in young French women.