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impulsive

im·pul·sive

impulsive

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhl sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: motivated by spontaneous wishes and needs rather than careful thought.
He asked his friend to come with him to buy a suit because he knows he's impulsive when he shops.
synonyms:
capricious, impetuous, instinctive, spontaneous
antonyms:
cautious, circumspect
similar words:
extemporaneous, offhand, precipitate, rash, reckless, thoughtless, unpredictable
definition 2: done as a result of spontaneous wishes and needs.
The green leather pants were an impulsive purchase.
 
synonyms:
capricious, impetuous, instinctive, offhand, spontaneous
antonyms:
deliberate, premeditated
similar words:
extemporaneous, impromptu, precipitate, rash, reckless, snap, sudden, thoughtless, wayward
definition 3: having the power to provoke action or movement; forceful.
synonyms:
compelling, forceful, forcible, powerful
similar words:
driving, dynamic
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derivations: impulsively (adv.), impulsiveness (n.)
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