impetuousness

[ im-pech-oo-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF impetuousness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPETUOUSNESS

"We forgive much to the impetuousness of youth," said he, very coldly.

I would have rushed on it with a boy's impetuousness, but he stopped me with a hand on the sleeve.

The glistening youth of Aaron, the impetuousness of Lilly fascinated him.

She was not being facetious, for in her impetuousness she had tried, and broken the umbrella.

That is, the impetuousness of his thought makes one aware of how his instinct is struggling for the solution of his difficulties.

On the whole he was a thoroughly good and kind man, on whom his moods and impetuousness played shabby tricks.

Metrodorus, that moist vapors heated by the sun are the cause of the impetuousness of violent winds.

I would fain learn if generosity is united to impetuousness, probity of spirit to his assumption of singularity and independence.

I made a great effort, and threw off the impetuousness which desired to know everything at once.

The impetuousness of Essex approached very near to madness, and a dangerous form of madness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "hot-tempered, fierce," from Old French impetuos (13c.) and directly from Late Latin impetuosus "impetuous, violent," from Latin impetus "attack" (see impetus). Related: Impetuously; impetuousness.

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