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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).

impetuous

(ɪmˈpɛtjʊəs)
adj
1. liable to act without consideration; rash; impulsive
2. resulting from or characterized by rashness or haste
3. poetic moving with great force or violence; rushing: the impetuous stream hurtled down the valley.
[C14: from Late Latin impetuōsus violent; see impetus]
imˈpetuously adv
imˈpetuousness, impetuosity n

im•pet•u•ous

(ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action or emotion.
2. moving with great force; violent: impetuous winds.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Late Latin impetuōsus= Latin impetu(s) impetus + -ōsus -ous]
im•pet′u•ous•ly, adv.
im•pet′u•ous•ness, n.
syn: impetuous, impulsive both refer to persons who are hasty and precipitate in action, or to actions not preceded by thought. impetuous suggests great energy, overeagerness, and impatience: an impetuous lover; impetuous words. impulsive emphasizes spontaneity and lack of reflection: an impulsive act of generosity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impetuous - 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"
2.impetuous - marked by violent force; "impetuous heaving waves"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"

impetuous

impetuous

adjective
Translations
مُتَهَوِّر، مُنْدَفِع
zbrklýprudkýunáhlený
impulsivoveriletubesindig
äkkinäinenharkitsematonkiihkeä
bráîur; ákafur
impulsīvsnesavaldīgsstraujš

impetuous

[ɪmˈpetjʊəs] ADJ [person] → impetuoso, impulsivo; [behaviour] → precipitado, impulsivo

impetuous

[ɪmˈpɛtʃuəs] adjimpétueux/euse

impetuous

adj act, personungestüm, stürmisch; decisionimpulsiv; (liter) attack, windstürmisch

impetuous

[ɪmˈpɛtjʊəs] adjimpetuoso/a

impetuous

(imˈpetjuəs) adjective
acting in a hasty manner and without thinking.
imˈpetuously adverb
imˌpetuˈosity (-ˈo-) noun

impetuous

a. impetuoso-a.
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