Synonyms and Antonyms of impulsive
1 caused by or suggestive of an irresistible urge <an impulsive purchase of a very expensive jacket> Synonyms besetting, driven, compulsive, obsessional, obsessiveRelated Words irrepressible, uncontrollable; automatic, instinctive, involuntary, knee-jerk, reflex, spontaneous; conditioned, mechanical; unconscious, unthinking, unwitting; capricious, unpredictable, whimsicalNear Antonyms unforced, voluntary, willful (or wilful); controllable, manageable, resistible
2 prone to sudden illogical changes of mind, ideas, or actions <an impulsive woman who never seems to have the same opinion about anything for longer than 10 minutes> Synonyms capricious, freakish, whimsicalRelated Words impetuous, mercurial, moody, temperamental, volatile; crankish, eccentric, flaky, quirky; arbitrary, erratic, fickle, inconstant, irregular, shaky, willful (or wilful); impractical, quixotic, quixotical, romantic, unrealistic, utopian, visionaryNear Antonyms equable; down-to-earth, earthy, hard-boiled, hardheaded, levelheaded, matter-of-fact, practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical), reasonable, sensible, tough-minded; commonsensical, grounded, logical, no-nonsense, rational, sane, sober, sobersided, sound; fast, fixed, hard-and-fast, immutable, inflexible, invariable, unalterable, unbending, unchangeable uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding; changeless, constant, established, set, settled, stable, steadfast, steady, unchanging, unvarying
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