Definitions for impetuousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•pet•u•ous*ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action or emotion.

  2. moving with great force; violent:

    impetuous winds.

* Syn: impetuous , impulsive both refer to persons who are hasty and precipitate in action, or to actions not preceded by thought. impetuous suggests great energy, overeagerness, and impatience: an impetuous lover; impetuous words. impulsive emphasizes spontaneity and lack of reflection: an impulsive act of generosity.

Origin of impetuous:

1350–1400; ME < AF < LL impetuōsus= L impetu(s)impetus+-ōsus -ous

im•pet′u•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impetuousness, impetuosity(noun)

    rash impulsiveness

Wiktionary

  1. impetuousness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being impetuous; making arbitrary decisions.

  2. impetuousness(Noun)

    Result of being impetuous; arbitrary decisions.

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