Impulsive meaning

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Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
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Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
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Motivated by or resulting from impulse.

Such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity.

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Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
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Impelling; driving forward.
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Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
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Acting briefly and as a result of impulse.
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Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
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Motivated by or resulting from impulse.
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Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
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That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.

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One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.
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The definition of impulsive is to act or speak forcefully or quickly without planning.

Someone quitting their job when they are upset is an example of an action that is impulsive.

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(mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.
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Origin of impulsive

  • From Middle French impulsif, from Latin impulsivus

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