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synonyms for impetuous

  • ardent
  • impulsive
  • abrupt
  • eager
  • fervid
  • fierce
  • furious
  • going off deep end
  • hasty
  • headlong
  • hurried
  • impassioned
  • passionate
  • precipitant
  • precipitate
  • precipitous
  • rash
  • restive
  • rushing
  • spontaneous
  • spur-of-the-moment
  • subitaneous
  • sudden
  • swift
  • unbridled
  • unexpected
  • unplanned
  • unpremeditated
  • unreflecting
  • unrestrained
  • unthinking
  • vehement
  • violent
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antonyms for impetuous

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  • calm
  • cautious
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • reflective
  • sensible
  • thoughtful
  • wise
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How to use impetuous in a sentence

It was a kind of incredible performance, half on earth and half in the air: it rushed with such impetuous momentum.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
"You have been placed under arrest by order of the Ministry," replied Bézard, speaking in his quick, impetuous way.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Oh, those Camford conversations—how impetuous, how interesting, how thoroughly hearty and unconventional they were!
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
A rush of impetuous words followed by the collapse of his father's form upon the pillow showed that the examination was over.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
It was an exciting moment as that great bulk came on, its tons of sodden wood backed by the impetuous forces of the torrent.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
To me it is simply a medium, an unstable, oscillating medium of impetuous spiritual energies.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The cerebral neurasthenic makes rash, impetuous changes in his mode of life.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
He has made hundreds of speeches on all subjects, that showed a gift of natural eloquence as well as a keen and impetuous nature.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
"No passion, Colombaik," put in the benign Joan, again interrupting the impetuous young man.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Lamont feared lest the impetuous lover should again burst into his passion song.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPETUOUS

  • blunt
  • brusque
  • crude
  • crusty
  • curt
  • direct
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impetuous
  • impolite
  • matter-of-fact
  • rough
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
  • bouncy
  • clamorous
  • disorderly
  • effervescent
  • impetuous
  • loud
  • obstreperous
  • rambunctious
  • raucous
  • riotous
  • rollicking
  • rowdy
  • strident
  • tumultous/tumultuous
  • unrestrained
  • unruly
  • uproarious
  • vociferant
  • vociferous
  • wild
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