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Definition 1: a reckless and impetuous person - [noun denoting person]

(tearaway is a kind of ...) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

(tearaway belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 2: characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tearaway 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

Synonyms for tearaway in the sense of this definition

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

"an incautious remark" "incautious talk"

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

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