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synonyms for impulsive

  • abrupt
  • hasty
  • impetuous
  • instinctive
  • offhand
  • passionate
  • spontaneous
  • violent
  • ad-lib
  • automatic
  • careless
  • devil-may-care
  • emotional
  • extemporaneous
  • flaky
  • gone off deep end
  • headlong
  • hot-and-cold
  • intuitive
  • involuntary
  • jumping the gun
  • mad
  • precipitate
  • quick
  • rash
  • sudden
  • swift
  • unconsidered
  • unexpected
  • unmeditated
  • unpredictable
  • unpremeditated
  • unprompted
  • up-and-down
  • winging it
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antonyms for impulsive

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  • calm
  • deliberate
  • planned
  • sensible
  • cautious
  • considering
  • heedful
  • thoughtful
  • wise
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How to use impulsive in a sentence

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.
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In my highs, I was drinking compulsively and taking impulsive risks in the mountains as a coping strategy.
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Her team uses computer games like this to measure how cautious or impulsive people are.
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It tries to exert self-control by tamping down the limbic system’s impulsive urges.
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In his childlike, impulsive fashion he had not thought of the future when he adopted Jean.
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Eloquent in speech, warm-hearted and impulsive, he found it difficult to resist a joke, even at the expense of his friend.
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I made an impulsive forward movement, but Dr. Silence instantly dragged me back.
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This habit is an outcome of our frank, impulsive character; but the Scotch would be slow in appreciating it.
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In their habits they resembled children, being sensitive and impulsive, fond of play, and very quick in their motions.
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She was so far from being so that Mr. Gryce was taken unawares, and for once in his life became impulsive.
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPULSIVE

  • according to pleasure
  • ad-lib
  • as one thinks best
  • as one wishes
  • at will
  • extemporaneous
  • freely
  • impromptu
  • improvised
  • impulsive
  • made-up
  • off-the-cuff
  • offhand
  • spontaneously
  • unrehearsed
  • without restraint
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