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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:
Adv.1.impulsively - in an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions; "he often acts impulsively and later regrets it"
Translations
بانْدِفاع، بِتَهَوُّر
bez rozmyslu
impulsivt
impulzívan
hvatvíslega
düşüncesizce

impulsively

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] ADV [act] → impulsivamente, llevado por un impulso; [say] → sin pensar, sin reflexión
impulsively she patted him on the armle dio palmaditas en el brazo impulsivamente

impulsively

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvli] adv [say, act] → impulsivement

impulsively

advimpulsiv; (= spontaneously)spontan

impulsively

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪvlɪ] advimpulsivamente

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 ?
Having impulsively, it is probable, and perhaps somewhat prematurely revealed the prime but private purpose of the Pequod's voyage, Ahab was now entirely conscious that, in so doing, he had indirectly laid himself open to the unanswerable charge of usurpation; and with perfect impunity, both moral and legal, his crew if so disposed, and to that end competent, could refuse all further obedience to him, and even violently wrest from him the command.
She could hear the sound of her son's voice coming towards them, and glancing swiftly round the terrace, she got up impulsively. Her eyes glowed with the fire he knew so well; with a rapid movement she raised her lovely hands, covered with rings, took his head, looked a long look into his face, and, putting up her face with smiling, parted lips, swiftly kissed his mouth and both eyes, and pushed him away.
He ate and drank impulsively in heavy meals at long intervals.
"Then I'll stick in mine," said I impulsively, "and I'll come with you, and doss down in any corner for the night."
Dorothy lingered behind a moment to squeeze Anne's hand and whisper impulsively.
Michael squirmed in his chair, placed an impulsive paw on the table, and impulsively flashed out his ribbon of tongue to Steward's close-bending face.
Now the shaggy man appeared, and so startling was his appearance, all clad in shaggy new rainment, that Dorothy cried "Oh!" and clasped her hands impulsively as she examined her friend with pleased eyes.
"Oh, you are indeed a friend to me!" she said, impulsively. Her face clouded again--she saw my proposal in a new light.
"Which of the women saw me?" she asked, impulsively.
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
"I'm so sorry," he said impulsively; "but you ARE among friends here, you know."
My Lady, changing her position, sees the papers on the table--looks at them nearer--looks at them nearer still--asks impulsively, "Who copied that?"