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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate.

Usage examples (38)
  • Such impetuous schemes and boldness are at first sight alluring, but are difficult to handle, and in the result disastrous.
  • impetuous heaving waves
  • It was used in short, impetuous outbursts on occasions of triumph or mourning.
  • "The family has never been called impetuous," replied his mother. for more
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