Definitions for impetuousness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
im•pet•u•ous*ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action or emotion.
moving with great force; violent:
* 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
The state or quality of being impetuous; making arbitrary decisions.
Result of being impetuous; arbitrary decisions.
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