English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.
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an instinctive motive
"profound religious impulses"
caprice, impulse, whimnoun
a sudden desire
"he bought it on an impulse"
nerve impulse, nervous impulse, neural impulse, impulsenoun
the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber
"they demonstrated the transmission of impulses from the cortex to the hypothalamus"
pulsation, pulsing, pulse, impulsenoun
(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"
impulse, impulsion, impetusnoun
the act of applying force suddenly
"the impulse knocked him over"
an impelling force or strength
"the car's momentum carried it off the road"
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How to use impulse in a sentence?
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery.
The impulse that led to Thursday's story is the impulse upon which Nick himself built Gawker's brand.
I’ve done that numerous times in my life, where I acted on impulse and emotion, you don’t always think things through. Things might have looked cool and exciting, but in the long run, she not only hurt herself, but she hurt her family and a whole community in upstate New York. It wasn’t a happy ending.
Seven months after the successful climate summit in Paris the government is capitulating to the interests of the fossil fuel industry and missing the chance to give the economy a modernization impulse by presenting clear plans.
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
Translations for impulse
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- capritx, impuls, caprici, impulsió, antullCatalan, Valencian
- impuls sílyCzech
- Impuls, innerer Antrieb, Triebkraft, Kraftstoß, DrangGerman
- παρόρμηση, ορμέμφυτο, ώθησηGreek
- impulso, caprichoSpanish
- abbrivo, aire, rincorsa, impulso, slancioItalian
- 出来心, 衝動, インパルス, 推進力, 衝撃Japanese
- импульс, толчок, порыв, побуждениеRussian
- impuls, ingivelseSwedish
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