Synonyms and Antonyms of impetuous
- He's always been an impetuous young man, rushing into things without asking questions first.
- made an impetuous decision
bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, gutty, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous
chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, coward, cowardly, craven, dastardly, fainthearted, fearful, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], nerveless, poltroon, poor-spirited, pusillanimous, spineless, spiritless, timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, unheroic, weakhearted, yellow
Synonym Discussion of impetuous
- the army's precipitate withdrawal
- a headlong flight from arrest
- an abrupt refusal
- an impetuous lover proposing marriage
- flew into a sudden rage
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