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Synonyms for impulse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urge, impulse(noun)

    an instinctive motive

    "profound religious impulses"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, pulsation, itch

  2. caprice, impulse, whim(noun)

    a sudden desire

    "he bought it on an impulse"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, notion, neural impulse, whimsey, pulsation, whimsy

  3. nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse, impulse(noun)

    the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber

    "they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, momentum, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, whim, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, pulsation, urge

  4. pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulse(noun)

    (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)

    "the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star"

    Synonyms:
    impulsion, pulse, beat, caprice, whim, momentum, nervous impulse, neural impulse, pulsation, heart rate, pulsing, heartbeat, nerve impulse, impetus, pulse rate, urge

  5. impulse, impulsion, impetus(noun)

    the act of applying force suddenly

    "the impulse knocked him over"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, drift, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, pulsation

  6. momentum, impulse(noun)

    an impelling force or strength

    "the car's momentum carried it off the road"

    Synonyms:
    pulsing, whim, nerve impulse, nervous impulse, impetus, momentum, urge, impulsion, caprice, pulse, neural impulse, pulsation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impulse

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, inclination, liking, longing, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst, zest

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    Preposition:
    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impulse

    Synonyms:
    incentive, push, incitement, force, influence, instigation, feeling, sudden thought, motive

    Antonyms:
    rebuff, repulse, premeditation, deliberation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impulse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thrust, push, impelling force

  2. impulse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    passion, instinct, sudden thought

  3. impulse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    incitement, instigation, motive, influence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    impetus, momentum, pulse, boost, whim, stimulus, incentive

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