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Definitions of impulsive

  1. That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. IMPULSIVENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Impulsively. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. 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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; - said of forces. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having the power of urging forward; influenced by, or resulting from, a force that urges forward; passionate; hasty; acting by sudden and momentary feeling; not continuous; said of for as. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Having the power of impelling or driving on: actuated by mental impulse: (mech.) acting by impulse: not continuous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Having the power of impelling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Having the power to impel; actuated by impulse; acting by impulse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for impulsive

  1. I wrote him letters- the foolish letters of an impulsive girl. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Kind- hearted, impulsive old dad! – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
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