HyperDic: impulsive

English > 5 senses of the word impulsive:
ADJECTIVEallimpulsive, unpromptedproceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
allimpulsivewithout forethought
allimpulsive, drivinghaving the power of driving or impelling
allimpulsive, capricious, whimsicaldetermined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
allimpulsive, hotheaded, impetuous, madcap, tearaway, brainishcharacterized by undue haste / haste and lack of thought or deliberation
impulsive > pronunciation
Soundsihmpah'lsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > impulsive: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus.
Example"an impulsive gesture of affection"
Synonymunprompted
Broaderspontaneous, self-generatedhappening / happening or arising without apparent external cause
Spanishespontáneo, impulsivo
Catalanimpulsiu
Nounsimpulsivenessthe trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
English > impulsive: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout forethought.
Example"letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"
Broaderunpremeditatednot premeditated
Spanishimpulsivo
Nounsimpulsivenessthe trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
English > impulsive: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving the power of driving or impelling.
Example "an impulsive force"
Synonymdriving
Broaderdynamic, dynamicalCharacterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
Spanishimpulsivo, impulsor
Catalanimpulsor
Verbsimpelurge or force (a person) to an action
English > impulsive: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningDetermined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason.
Synonymscapricious, whimsical
BroaderarbitraryBased on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
Spanishcaprichoso, impulsivo
Nounsimpulsivenessthe trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
English > impulsive: 5 senses > adjective 5
MeaningCharacterized by undue haste / haste and lack of thought or deliberation; ('brainish' is archaic).
Example "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"
Synonymshotheaded, impetuous, madcap, tearaway, brainish
Broaderincautiouslacking in caution
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishimpetuoso, impulsivo, irreflexivo
Catalanimpetuós, impulsiu, irreflexiu
Nounsimpulsivenessthe trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection
Adverbsimpulsivelyin an impulsive or impetuous way

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