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impulsive


adjective
1. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
- an impulsive gesture of affection
Syn:
unprompted
Similar to:
spontaneous, self-generated
Derivationally related forms:
impulsiveness
2. without forethought
- letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
Similar to:
unpremeditated
Derivationally related forms:
impulsiveness
3. having the power of driving or impelling
- a driving personal ambition
- the driving force was his innate enthusiasm
- an impulsive force
Syn:
driving
Similar to:
dynamic, dynamical
Derivationally related forms:
impel
4. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
- a capricious refusal
- authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
- the victim of whimsical persecutions
Syn:
capricious, whimsical
Similar to:
arbitrary
Derivationally related forms:
whimsy (for: whimsical), whimsicality (for: whimsical), impulsiveness, caprice (for: capricious), capriciousness (for: capricious)
5. 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)
Syn:
hotheaded, impetuous, madcap, tearaway, brainish
Similar to:
incautious
Derivationally related forms:
impetuousness (for: impetuous), impetuosity (for: impetuous), impulsiveness
Usage Domain:
archaism, archaicism

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