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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impetuous  \Im*pet"u*ous\,  a.  [F.  impetueux  L.  impetuosus.  See 
  {Impetus}.] 
  1.  Rushing  with  force  and  violence;  moving  with  impetus; 
  furious;  forcible;  violent;  as  an  impetuous  wind;  an 
  impetuous  torrent. 
 
  Went  pouring  forward  with  impetuous  speed.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  Vehement  in  feeling;  hasty;  passionate;  violent;  as  a  man 
  of  impetuous  temper. 
 
  The  people,  on  their  holidays,  Impetuous,  insolent, 
  unquenchable.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Forcible;  rapid;  hasty;  precipitate;  furious; 
  boisterous;  violent;  raging;  fierce;  passionate.  -- 
  {Im*pet"u*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Im*pet"u*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impetuous 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  undue  haste  and  lack  of  thought  or 
  deliberation;  "a  hotheaded  decision";  "liable  to  such 
  impulsive  acts  as  hugging  strangers";  "an  impetuous 
  display  of  spending  and  gambling";  "madcap  escapades"; 
  (`brainish'  is  archaic)  [syn:  {hotheaded},  {impulsive}, 
  {madcap},  {tearaway(a)},  {brainish}] 
  2:  marked  by  violent  force;  "impetuous  heving  waves" 




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