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impetuousness

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Impetuous \Im*pet"u*ous\, adjective [F. impetueux, L. impetuosus. See {Impetus}.]

1. Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.

Went pouring forward with impetuous speed. --Byron.

2. Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.

The people, on their holidays, Impetuous, insolent, unquenchable. --Milton.

Syn: Forcible; rapid; hasty; precipitate; furious; boisterous; violent; raging; fierce; passionate. -- {Im*pet"u*ous*ly}, adverb -- {Im*pet"u*ous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

impetuousness

noun

1: rash impulsiveness [syn: {impetuousness}, {impetuosity}]


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