HyperDic: impetuous

English > 2 senses of the word impetuous:
ADJECTIVEallimpetuous, hotheaded, impulsive, madcap, tearaway, brainishcharacterized by undue haste / haste and lack of thought or deliberation
allimpetuousmarked by violent force
impetuous > pronunciation
Soundsihmpeh'chwahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > impetuous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by undue haste / haste and lack of thought or deliberation; ('brainish' is archaic).
Example "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"
Synonymshotheaded, impulsive, madcap, tearaway, brainish
Broaderincautiouslacking in caution
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishimpetuoso, impulsivo, irreflexivo
Catalanimpetuós, impulsiu, irreflexiu
Nounsimpetuousness, impetuosityrash impulsiveness
Adverbsimpetuouslyin an impulsive or impetuous way
English > impetuous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by violent force.
Example"impetuous heaving waves"
BroaderforcefulCharacterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
Spanishbrusco, brutal, impetuoso
Catalanimpetuós

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