Impulsive definition

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Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
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(physics) Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
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Impelling; driving forward.
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Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
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Motivated by or resulting from impulse.

Such impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity.

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Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
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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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Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
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Motivated by or resulting from impulse.
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(mech.) Acting briefly and as a result of impulse.
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Acting or likely to act on impulse.

An impulsive person.

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Produced by or resulting from a sudden impulse.

An impulsive remark.

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Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
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(mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.
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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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Origin of impulsive

  • From Middle French impulsif, from Latin impulsivus

    From Wiktionary