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Synonyms for impulsive

Synonyms for (adjective) impulsive

Synonyms: 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)

Similar words: incautious Definition: lacking in caution Usage: an incautious remark; incautious talk

Synonyms: capricious, impulsive, whimsical Definition: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason Usage: a capricious refusal; authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious; the victim of whimsical persecutions

Similar words: arbitrary Definition: based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice Usage: an arbitrary decision; the arbitrary rule of a dictator; an arbitrary penalty; of arbitrary size and shape; an arbitrary choice; arbitrary division of the group into halves

Synonyms: impulsive, driving Definition: having the power of driving or impelling Usage: a driving personal ambition; the driving force was his innate enthusiasm; an impulsive force

Similar words: dynamic, dynamical Definition: characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality Usage: a dynamic market; a dynamic speaker; the dynamic president of the firm

Synonyms: impulsive Definition: without forethought Usage: letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

Similar words: unpremeditated Definition: not premeditated

Synonyms: unprompted, impulsive Definition: proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus Usage: an impulsive gesture of affection

Similar words: spontaneous, self-generated Definition: happening or arising without apparent external cause Usage: spontaneous laughter; spontaneous combustion; a spontaneous abortion