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Definitions for (adjective) impetuous

Main entry: impetuous, impulsive, hotheaded, brainish, tearaway, madcap Definition: characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation Usage: a hotheaded decision; liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; an impetuous display of spending and gambling; madcap escapades; (`brainish' is archaic)

Main entry: impetuous Definition: marked by violent force Usage: impetuous heaving waves