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im·pul·sive

?(ĭm-pŭl′sĭv)
adj.
1. Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
2. Motivated by or resulting from impulse: such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity.
3. Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
4. Physics Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.

im·pul′sive·ly adv.
im·pul′sive·ness, im′pul·siv′i·ty n.
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impulsive

(?m?p?ls?v)
adj
1. characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thought: an impulsive man.
2. based on emotional impulses or whims; spontaneous: an impulsive kiss.
3. forceful, inciting, or impelling
4. (General Physics) (of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
5. (General Physics) (of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
im?pulsively adv
im?pulsiveness n
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im•pul•sive

(ɪmˈpʌl sɪv)

adj.
1. actuated or swayed by impulse: an impulsive action.
2. characterized by impulsion: impulsive forces.
3. inciting to action.
4. (of a force) acting momentarily; not continuous.
[1545–55; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
im•pul′sive•ly, adv.
im•pul′sive•ness, im`pul•siv′i•ty, n.
syn: See impetuous.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impulsive - proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulusimpulsive - proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection"
self-generated, spontaneous - happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion"
2.impulsive - without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"
unpremeditated - not premeditated
3.impulsive - having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
4.impulsive - determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"
arbitrary - based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves"
5.impulsive - 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)
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"
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impulsive

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impulsive

adjective
2. Acting or happening without apparent forethought, prompting, or planning:
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Translations
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nutkavyvznětlivy
impulsiv
lobbanékony
hvatvís, fljóthuga
nagonskivro?ekrven

impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] ADJ [person, temperament] → impulsivo; [act, remark] → irreflexivo
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impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] adj [person] → impulsif/ive
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impulsive

adj
impulsiv; (= spontaneous)spontan
(Phys, Tech) → (an)treibend; impulsive forceTriebkraft f
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impulsive

[ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] adjimpulsivo/a
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impulse

(?impals) noun
1. a sudden desire to do something, without thinking about the consequences. I bought the dress on impulse – I didn't really need it
2. a sudden force or stimulation. an electrical impulse.
im?pulsive (-siv) adjective
done, or likely to act, suddenly, without careful thought. an impulsive action; You're far too impulsive!
im?pulsively adverb
im?pulsiveness noun
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im·pul·sive

a. impulsivo-a; irreflexivo-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary ? Farlex 2012

impulsive

adj impulsivo
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References in classic literature ?
Barbicane had now no fear of the issue of the journey, at least as far as the projectile's impulsive force was concerned; its own speed would carry it beyond the neutral line; it would certainly not return to earth; it would certainly not remain motionless on the line of attraction.
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance --aye, chance, free will, and necessity --no wise incompatible --all interweavingly working together.
"I declare I will," said Sylvia, giving me an impulsive kiss, and springing on to the stone; "why, here is a ready-made stage."
It seemed to Evgenie Pavlovitch that there was not yet perfect harmony between Adelaida and her fiance, but he thought that in time the impulsive young girl would let herself be guided by his reason and experience.
"I know I shall always be my daughters' first confidante, and that if Nicholas, with his impulsive nature, does get into mischief (a boy can't help it), he will all the same never be like those Petersburg young men."
We can imagine this bold, careless, impulsive artist, with his moments of great exaltation and alternate depression, a kind of Chinese Paul Verlaine, with his sensitive mind of a child, always recording impressions as they come.
He is all things to all oceans; he is like a poet seated upon a throne - magnificent, simple, barbarous, pensive, generous, impulsive, changeable, unfathomable - but when you understand him, always the same.
It was not of Aline Gardner's condescending congratulations, or Dorothy's ardent, impulsive good wishes.
Michael squirmed in his chair, placed an impulsive paw on the table, and impulsively flashed out his ribbon of tongue to Steward's close-bending face.
Marilla felt this and was vaguely troubled over it, realizing that the ups and downs of existence would probably bear hardly on this impulsive soul and not sufficiently understanding that the equally great capacity for delight might more than compensate.
"In this alarming state of things poor Lady Janet, impulsive and unreasonable as usual, insisted on leaving Mablethorpe House and taking up her residence near her nephew.
The impulsive abruptness of her movements was such that at every step the lines of her knees and the upper part of her legs were distinctly marked under her dress, and the question involuntarily rose to the mind where in the undulating, piled-up mountain of material at the back the real body of the woman, so small and slender, so naked in front, and so hidden behind and below, really came to an end.