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See definition of impulses on Dictionary.com
  • noundrive, resolve
  • nounthrob, stimulus

synonyms for impulses

  • desire
  • feeling
  • inclination
  • influence
  • instinct
  • motivation
  • motive
  • notion
  • passion
  • thought
  • whim
  • wish
  • actuation
  • appeal
  • bent
  • caprice
  • catalyst
  • disposition
  • excitant
  • extemporization
  • fancy
  • flash
  • goad
  • hunch
  • impulsion
  • incitation
  • incitement
  • inspiration
  • itch
  • lash
  • lust
  • mind
  • spontaneity
  • spur
  • urge
  • vagary
  • whimsy
  • yen
  • impellent
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antonyms for impulses

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  • concrete
  • discouragement
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • thing
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use impulses in a sentence

Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Various impulses urged him into a pouring flood of words; yet he gave expression to none of them.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
His superior talents and untiring industry were under the direction of philanthropic and Christian impulses.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The obeying of several hints, of secret impulses, argues great wisdom.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
The same two impulses are said to lie at the root of the elaborate art of personal adornment developed by savages.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
It was not purposely contrived, it was in automatic obedience to deeper impulses than she knew.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Do you still suppose that I am so much a boy as not to know my own mind, or to mistake the impulses of my own soul?
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
In the seas the fluid has an exceeding freedom of motion; it can obey the varied impulses which the solar energy imposes upon it.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
These gloomy crypts are a school of Christian love and gentle charity, of ennobling thoughts and elevating impulses.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
There is a certain intercommunication between the impulses which pass along these various nerve fibres.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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