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im·pul·sive

impulsive

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhl sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting without thinking or planning.
He is impulsive when he shops and buys more than he needs.
synonyms:
impetuous, instinctive, spontaneous
antonyms:
cautious
similar words:
offhand, rash, reckless, thoughtless
definition 2: done as a result of a sudden desire, without thinking or planning.
The leather jacket was an impulsive buy.
 
synonyms:
impetuous, instinctive, offhand, spontaneous
antonyms:
deliberate
similar words:
rash, reckless, snap, sudden, thoughtless
derivations: impulsively (adv.), impulsiveness (n.)
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