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impetuous

im·pet·u·ous

impetuous

 
pronunciation:
ihm pe chu s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sudden and impulsive.
Eloping was an impetuous decision that she later regretted.
synonyms:
brash, ill-considered, impulsive, precipitate, rash, spontaneous
antonyms:
cautious, considered
similar words:
abrupt, capricious, headlong, imprudent, nasty, offhand, snap, sudden
definition 2: having or accompanied by great force or energy; violent.
He amplified his threat with an impetuous shake of his fist.
synonyms:
vehement, violent
similar words:
forceful, rampant
derivations: impetuously (adv.), impetuousness (n.)
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