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Synonyms for impetuous
ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əsim·petu·ous

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  1. impetuousadjective

    hasty, rash, hotheaded, impulsive

  2. impetuousadjective

    Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.

    hasty, impulsive, hotheaded, rash

  3. impetuousadjective

    Characterized by sudden and violent force.

    hasty, hotheaded, impulsive, rash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impetuous

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainishadjective

    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)

    unforceful, cautious, forceless

  2. impetuousadjective

    marked by violent force

    "impetuous heaving waves"

    brainish, madcap, impulsive, tearaway(a), hotheaded

    cautious, unforceful, forceless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impetuousadjective

    vehement, violent, furious, fierce, passionate, precipitate, hasty, hot, over-zealous

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  1. Alexander Hamilton:

    Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.

  2. James Madison:

    The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.

  3. Todd Fisher:

    They had an impetuous affair and I was aware of it — not in any huge detail because it was n’t that big of a thing, it was n’t like it was such an ongoing thing. But Carrie Fisher had sworn me to secrecy on it, and no one had ever said anything to my mother.

Translations for impetuous

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  • متهورArabic
  • impetuósCatalan, Valencian
  • zbrklý, unáhlenýCzech
  • fremfusende, impulsiv, opfarende, heftigDanish
  • ungestümGerman
  • ορμητικόςGreek
  • impulsivo, irreflexivo, impetuoso, brusco, violento, brutalSpanish
  • odolbero, oldartsu, oldar handikoBasque
  • kiivas, raju, äkkipikainen, kiihkeäFinnish
  • brusque, brutal, impulsif, irréfléchi, violent, impétueuxFrench
  • indulatos, hirtelenHungarian
  • պոռթկուն, բուռն, սրընթաց, իմպուլսիվArmenian
  • impulsivo, irruenteItalian
  • takahorohoro, taikaha, totoa, manawarereMāori
  • bruusk, impulsief, onstuimig, gewelddadigDutch
  • impulsstyrt, fremfusende, oppfarendeNorwegian
  • porywczy, zapalczywy, impulsywnyPolish
  • impetuoso, bruscoPortuguese
  • поспешный, стремительный, порывистыйRussian
  • zbrklý, prudký, impulzívnySlovak
  • impulsivSwedish
  • mapusokTagalog
  • 浮躁Chinese

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