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