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impetuous

Synonyms and Antonyms of impetuous

acting or done quickly and without thought; controlled by emotion rather than thought
  • He's always been an impetuous young man, rushing into things without asking questions first.
  • made an impetuous decision
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Synonym Discussion of impetuous

precipitate, headlong, abrupt, impetuous, sudden mean showing undue haste or unexpectedness. precipitate stresses lack of due deliberation and implies prematureness of action.
    • the army's precipitate withdrawal
headlong stresses rashness and lack of forethought.
    • a headlong flight from arrest
abrupt stresses curtness and a lack of warning or ceremony.
    • an abrupt refusal
impetuous stresses extreme impatience or impulsiveness.
    • an impetuous lover proposing marriage
sudden stresses unexpectedness and sharpness or violence of action.
    • flew into a sudden rage


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