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impetuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impetuous

(adj) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
Example Sentence
  • a hotheaded decision
  • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
  • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
  • madcap escapades

(adj) marked by violent force
Example Sentence
  • impetuous heaving waves

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impetuous

im(not)-pet-tuo(to)-us...a dog which is not our pet will be very VIOLENT and RASH.
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by kruthikamurthy

im+petu => i am petu (in hindi which means who eats a lot), so if you don't give me enough food, i'll get violent,harsh, rough etc.
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by cp.jethani

sounds like impatient, an impatient person will be impetuous
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by mwtatari

impetuous - imm+pet+u+ous means saying like "you are our pet", so the person will get violent and take hasty decision to beat you.
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by KM2009

Impetuous..I am Piitu (Hindi for Beat) uous = use (him)..That means I will beat him...Who says that?? One who is very violent..
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by Assiduous

IMPETUS = impulse. Impulsive decisions are IMPETUOUS.
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by dshefman

IM(not) petuous(pet)...an animal which is not pet is rash...
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by nileshdive

Impet ~ Impact uous means "full of" Full of Impact, very forceful
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by analaarun

IMPET--> impatience.. hence violent and rash
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by appropos

ek petu admi ne kaha "I AM NOT PETU".. the way he said is so violent,
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by t3rmin4t0r

IMPetuous -- IMPulse; reacting without thought
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by razorbacks090

impetuous,without thinking for sudden impact of somthing.doing things is rashly way
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by gdabli

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