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