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Definitions for impetuous
ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əsim·petu·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainishadjective

    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)

  2. impetuousadjective

    marked by violent force

    "impetuous heaving waves"

Wiktionary

  1. impetuousadjective

    Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.

  2. impetuousadjective

    Characterized by sudden and violent force.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impetuousadjective

    rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent

  2. Impetuousadjective

    vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impetuous

    im-pet′ū-us, adj. rushing upon with impetus or violence: vehement in feeling: passionate.—adv. Impet′uously.ns. Impet′uousness, Impetuos′ity.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impetuous

    Rushing with force and violence, moving with impetus, furious, forcible; as, the troops went pouring forward with impetuous speed.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impetuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impetuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of impetuous in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Patience is a complot of the Devil to immobilize the men! Mortal men should be impatient and impetuous; patience is only for the immortals!

  2. Todd Fisher:

    They had an impetuous affair and I was aware of it — not in any huge detail because it was n’t that big of a thing, it was n’t like it was such an ongoing thing. But Carrie Fisher had sworn me to secrecy on it, and no one had ever said anything to my mother.

  3. James Madison:

    The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.

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  • متهورArabic
  • impetuósCatalan, Valencian
  • unáhlený, zbrklýCzech
  • heftig, opfarende, fremfusende, impulsivDanish
  • ungestümGerman
  • ορμητικόςGreek
  • impulsivo, brutal, irreflexivo, impetuoso, brusco, violentoSpanish
  • odolbero, oldartsu, oldar handikoBasque
  • kiivas, kiihkeä, raju, äkkipikainenFinnish
  • impulsif, irréfléchi, brusque, impétueux, brutal, violentFrench
  • hirtelen, indulatosHungarian
  • պոռթկուն, իմպուլսիվ, սրընթաց, բուռնArmenian
  • irruente, impulsivoItalian
  • takahorohoro, taikaha, manawarere, totoaMāori
  • impulsief, onstuimig, gewelddadig, bruuskDutch
  • impulsstyrt, oppfarende, fremfusendeNorwegian
  • zapalczywy, impulsywny, porywczyPolish
  • brusco, impetuosoPortuguese
  • стремительный, поспешный, порывистыйRussian
  • zbrklý, impulzívny, prudkýSlovak
  • mapusokTagalog
  • 浮躁Chinese

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