Definition of 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)
  • 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"
  • having the power of driving or impelling
    "a driving personal ambition"
    "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"
    "an impulsive force"
  • without forethought
    "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"
  • proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    "an impulsive gesture of affection"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Impulsive

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Unscramble impulsive

209 unscramble word found using the letters impulsive.

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