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The Spencers are a very hot headed, impetuous family with a lot of swashbuckling drama.

From Time

According to the Madman Theory in international relations, a leader who is seen as impetuous, even unhinged, can coerce an adversary into concessions.

In Lowery’s film, Gawain is young, impetuous, prone to carousing, and ashamed of how little of his life has been spent on bold and brave exploits.

From Vox

You see where you were more impetuous, where you might have overreacted to certain things.

The old Kaiser Franz Joseph, faithful and hardworking, was the obverse of the feckless and impetuous German kaiser.

Zakir is a fearless and impetuous fighter, a former Guantanamo prisoner who earned a reputation for brutality on the battlefield.

Referring to his numerous divorces, he writes, "I was young, impetuous, and lonely."

It was a kind of incredible performance, half on earth and half in the air: it rushed with such impetuous momentum.

"You have been placed under arrest by order of the Ministry," replied Bézard, speaking in his quick, impetuous way.

Oh, those Camford conversations—how impetuous, how interesting, how thoroughly hearty and unconventional they were!

A rush of impetuous words followed by the collapse of his father's form upon the pillow showed that the examination was over.

It was an exciting moment as that great bulk came on, its tons of sodden wood backed by the impetuous forces of the torrent.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impetuous, such as: ardent, impulsive, abrupt, eager, fervid, and fierce.

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