Definition for impulsive

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Sometimes my best work will be rather spontaneous or impulsive.

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What makes his decision seem impulsive and even dangerous is that Unity is still far short of becoming the kind of thoroughly tested and reliable vehicle that would be able to fly passengers on a regular schedule.

In my highs, I was drinking compulsively and taking impulsive risks in the mountains as a coping strategy.

Her team uses computer games like this to measure how cautious or impulsive people are.

It tries to exert self-control by tamping down the limbic system’s impulsive urges.

So, did Opperud make the plan and then get the impulsive Lane to come with him at the last second?

But Hezbollah has more pressing strategic imperatives today, and Nasrallah is not known as an impulsive leader.

Griffith is hardly alone amongst the lovelorn, impulsive, and unfortunately tattooed.

As someone who spent time with him in his 2008 campaign put it, he would have been an impulsive, perilous president.

And while depression often keeps its victims from thinking clearly, the Internet encourages impulsive behavior.

In his childlike, impulsive fashion he had not thought of the future when he adopted Jean.

Eloquent in speech, warm-hearted and impulsive, he found it difficult to resist a joke, even at the expense of his friend.

I made an impulsive forward movement, but Dr. Silence instantly dragged me back.

This habit is an outcome of our frank, impulsive character; but the Scotch would be slow in appreciating it.

In their habits they resembled children, being sensitive and impulsive, fond of play, and very quick in their motions.


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On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impulsive, such as: abrupt, hasty, impetuous, instinctive, offhand, and passionate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.