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Definitions of impulsive

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; - said of forces. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. Impulsively. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Relating to or actuated by an impulse, rather than controlled by reason. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. 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.
  14. IMPULSIVENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Actuated by impulse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Having the power of impelling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. Having the power of driving or impelling; moved to action by present feelings. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; -- said of forces. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; said of forces. dictgcide_fs
  21. Marked or dominated by sudden impulses. na
  22. Tending to impel; (of persons, conduct, &c.) apt to be moved, prompted, by sudden impulse. Hence impulsively adv.; impulsiveness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. Having the power of impulse, moving, impellent. Complete Dictionary

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