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Definition 1: determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a capricious refusal
  • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
  • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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(impulsive is similar to ...) based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice

"an arbitrary decision" "the arbitrary rule of a dictator" "an arbitrary penalty" "of arbitrary size and shape" "an arbitrary choice" "arbitrary division of the group into halves"

Definition 2: having the power of driving or impelling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a driving personal ambition
  • the driving force was his innate enthusiasm
  • an impulsive force

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(impulsive is similar to ...) characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

"a dynamic market" "a dynamic speaker" "the dynamic president of the firm"

Definition 3: characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hotheaded decision
  • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
  • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
  • madcap escapades

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(impulsive is similar to ...) lacking in caution

"an incautious remark" "incautious talk"

(impulsive is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 4: proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an impulsive gesture of affection

Synonyms for impulsive in the sense of this definition

(impulsive is similar to ...) happening or arising without apparent external cause

"spontaneous laughter" "spontaneous combustion" "a spontaneous abortion"

Definition 5: without forethought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impulsive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

(impulsive is similar to ...) not premeditated

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