impetuous


Main Entry: im·pet·u·ous
Pronunciation: \im-ˈpech-wəs; -ˈpe-chə-, -chü-əs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin impetuosus, from Latin impetus (see impetus)
Date: 14th century
1
: marked by impulsive vehemence or passion <an impetuous temperament>
2
: marked by force and violence of movement or action <an impetuous wind>
im·pet·u·ous·ly adverb
im·pet·u·ous·ness noun