V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. characterized by lack of thought or deliberation; 2. determined by whim or impulse, rather than reason

Synonyms: spontaneous, capricious, impetuous, thoughtless, unpredictable

Antonyms: thoughtful, planned, careful, deliberate

Tips: Someone who is described as impulsive acts on impulse, (instinct or a sudden desire to do something.) Impulsive can also be used to describe someone or something forceful, something which has the ability to force action.

Usage Examples:

When our daughter made an impulsive decision to quit college, we tried to talk her out of it. (capricious, impetuous)

She has always been impulsive and rarely thinks through her actions. (spontaneous, unpredictable)

I made an impulsive decision to buy a very expensive pair of shoes, but I don't regret it at all. (spontaneous, impetuous)

Your impulsive behavior is going to get you into trouble one of these days. (capricious, thoughtless)

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