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    impulsive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impulsive

    Definition
    (adj) proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    Synonyms : unprompted
    Example Sentence
    • an impulsive gesture of affection
    Definition
    (adj) without forethought
    Example Sentence
    • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
    Definition
    (adj) having the power of driving or impelling
    Synonyms : driving
    Example Sentence
    • a driving personal ambition
    • the driving force was his innate enthusiasm
    • an impulsive force
    Definition
    (adj) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    Synonyms : capricious , whimsical
    Example Sentence
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions
    Definition
    (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
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