Impetuous Definition

Acting or done suddenly with little thought; rash; impulsive.
Webster's New World
Moving with great force or violence; having great impetus; rushing; furious.
Impetuous winds.
Webster's New World

Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.


Origin of Impetuous

  • Middle English violent from Old French impetueux from Late Latin impetuōsus from Latin impetus impetus impetus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French impetueux, from Late Latin impetuōsus (“violent”), from Latin impetus (“attack”).

    From Wiktionary

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