impulsive

  • 1 Impulsive — «Impulsive» Сингл Wilson Phillips из альбома Wilson Phillips Выпущен октябрь 1990 Формат CD кассета грампластинка Жанр поп Дли …

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  • 2 Impulsive — Im*pul sive, a. [Cf. F. impulsif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. [1913 Webster] Poor men! poor papers! We and they Do some impulsive force obey. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Actuated …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impulsive — [im pul′siv] adj. [< MFr or ML: MFr impulsif < ML impulsivus < L impulsus, IMPULSE] 1. impelling; driving forward 2. a) acting or likely to act on impulse [an impulsive person] b) produced by or resulting from a sudden impulse [an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Impulsive — may refer to: *Impulsive (song) *Impulsiveness *Impulsion …

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  • 5 Impulsive — Im*pul sive, n. That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent. Sir W. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 impulsive — I (impelling) adjective activating, actuating, animating, compelling, driving, dynamic, dynamical, energizing, impellent, kinetic, moving, prompting, propulsive, pushing, stimulating, urging II (rash) adjective abrupt, adventurous, bold,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 impulsive — (adj.) early 15c., originally in reference to medicine that reduces swelling or humors, from M.Fr. impulsif or directly from M.L. impulsivus, from L. impuls , pp. stem of impellere (see IMPEL (Cf. impel)). Of persons, rash, characterized by… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 impulsive — *spontaneous, instinctive, automatic, mechanical Analogous words: impetuous, *precipitate, headlong, abrupt, sudden, hasty Antonyms: deliberate (sense 1) Contrasted words: *voluntary, intentional: premeditated, considered, *deliberate, designed:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 impulsive — [adj] tending to act without thought abrupt, ad lib*, automatic, careless, devilmay care*, emotional, extemporaneous, flaky*, gone off deep end*, hasty, headlong, hot and cold*, impetuous, instinctive, intuitive, involuntary, jumping the gun*,… …

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  • 10 impulsive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) acting or done without forethought. 2) Physics acting as an impulse. DERIVATIVES impulsively adverb impulsiveness noun impulsivity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 impulsive — impulsively, adv. impulsiveness, impulsivity, n. /im pul siv/, adj. 1. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child. 2. having the power or effect of impelling; characterized by impulsion: impulsive forces. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 impulsive — ● impulsif, impulsive adjectif et nom (latin médiéval impulsivus, du latin classique impellere, pousser à) Qui agit comme sous la poussée d une force irrésistible, en l absence de toute volonté réfléchie : Un impulsif qui ne sait pas se retenir… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 13 impulsive — im|pul|sive [ımˈpʌlsıv] adj someone who is impulsive does things without considering the possible dangers or problems first ▪ Rosa was impulsive and sometimes regretted things she d done. ▪ In a burst of impulsive generosity, I offered to pay.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 impulsive — [[t]ɪmpʌ̱lsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as impulsive, you mean that they do things suddenly without thinking about them carefully first. He is too impulsive to be a responsible prime minister... Avoid making an impulsive decision.… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 impulsive — /ɪmˈpʌlsɪv / (say im pulsiv) adjective 1. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child. 2. having the power or effect of impelling; characterised by impulsion: impulsive forces. 3. inciting to action: an impulsive… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 impulsive — adjective Date: 15th century 1. having the power of or actually driving or impelling 2. a. arising from an impulse < an impulsive decision > b. prone to act on impulse < an impulsive young man > 3. acting momentarily Synonyms: see spontaneous •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 impulsive — Relating to or actuated by an impulse, rather than controlled by reason or careful deliberation. * * * im·pul·sive im pəl siv adj 1) having the power of or actually driving or impelling 2) actuated by or prone to act on impulse <impulsive… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 impulsive — im|pul|sive [ ım pʌlsıv ] adjective someone who is impulsive tends to do things without thinking about what will happen as a result a. done suddenly, without thinking what the result will be: Inviting them had been an impulsive gesture. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 impulsive — adjective tending to do things as soon as you think of them, without considering the possible dangers or problems: Arthur Morel was a quick, careless, impulsive boy. | In a burst of impulsive generosity I offered to pay. impulsively adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 impulsive — adjective 1) he had an impulsive nature Syn: impetuous, spontaneous, hasty, passionate, emotional, uninhibited; rash, reckless, careless, imprudent, foolhardy, unwise, madcap, devil may care, daredevil Ant …

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