impulsive definition

  • adjective:
    • Inclined to do something on impulse in place of believed.
    • Motivated by or resulting from impulse: these types of impulsive acts as hugging strangers; impulsive generosity. See Synonyms at natural.
    • Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
    • Physics Acting within brief time intervals. Utilized particularly of a force.
    • getting the energy of operating or impelling; offering an impulse; moving; impellent.
    • Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
    • Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not constant – said of causes.
    • Highly reactive; people who react quickly or feel mental
    • Having the energy of driving or impelling; offering an impulse; going; impellent.
    • Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
    • performing momentarily, or by impulse; maybe not constant; -- stated of forces.
    • obtaining the energy of driving or impelling
    • described as excessive haste and lack of thought or deliberation
    • proceeding from all-natural sensation or impulse without exterior stimulation
    • decided by chance or impulse or whim as opposed to by necessity or reason
    • without forethought
  • noun:
    • whatever impels or provides an impulse; an impelling agent.
    • One whoever behaviour or character is described as being impulsive.
    • what impels or offers an impulse; an impelling representative.
    • what impels; impelling cause or explanation.
  • others:
    • Having the power of operating or impelling; going; impellent.
    • Actuated or controlled by impulses; swayed by the emotions: since, an impulsive son or daughter.
    • caused by impulse: as, impulsive moves or motions.
    • In mech., acting by instantaneous impulse, maybe not continually: said of forces. See force, 8 .

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