Pronunciation of Impulsive
/ɪmpˈʌlsɪv/, /ɪmpˈʌlsɪv/, /ɪ_m_p_ˈʌ_l_s_ɪ_v/
Synonyms for impulsive:
indiscreet, merrily, disconnected, vacuous, mindless, shallow, blindly, blithe, temerarious, blithely, undiscriminating, short-sighted, myopic, impolitic, knee jerk, unwary, ill-judged, precipitant, rudderless, unconsidered, bumbling, indiscriminate, jejune.
fluctuating, fickle, scatterbrained, flighty, fitful, Flitting, sporadic, fleeting, indecisive, random, mutable, frivolous, whimsical, volatile, erratic, fanciful, capricious, changeable, wayward, vacillating, fly-by-night, arbitrary.
emotional, irritable, touchy, quick-tempered, stormy, tempestuous, crusty, nervous, short-tempered, excitable, high-strung, reckless, rash, combustible, ardent, volcanic, hot-tempered, volatile, explosive, brittle, edgy, fragile, fiery, passionate, cranky, sensitive.
irresolute, dillydallying, hesitant, watery, spineless, shy, shifty, vacillating, unwilling, tentative, unsure, halfhearted, changeable, erratic, irresponsible, capricious, uncertain, double-minded, Shilly-shally, insipid, volatile, indecisive, unresolved, yellow, fickle, inconsistent, ambivalent, fly-by-night, infirm, Flitting, shrinking, undecided, weak, undependable.
fickle, ambivalent, motiveless, reasonless, nonsystematic, capricious, flighty, fleeting, Flitting, haphazard, wayward, adrift, indecisive, rambling, spastic, sporadic, chancy, unmethodical, fanciful, wandering, whimsical, careless, arbitrary, Systemless, random, volatile, irregular.
brash, imprudent, daredevil, injudicious, audacious, unconsidered, irresponsible, incautious, unheedful, careless, breakneck, brazen, reckless, rash, hotheaded, impetuous, foolhardy, hectic, daring, precipitant, thoughtless, desperado.
tending to act without thought (adjective)
extemporaneous, automatic, mad, careless, hasty, emotional, headlong, precipitate, instinctive, rash, spontaneous, involuntary, unprompted, unconsidered, abrupt, passionate, unpremeditated, violent, impetuous.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for impulsive:
- Helen had thrown her arms with a sudden impulsive gesture around her lover's neck. - "The New Tenant", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- Eloquent in speech, warm- hearted and impulsive, he found it difficult to resist a joke, even at the expense of his friend. - "Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland", Joseph Tatlow.
- Phillida's hands went out to him in an impulsive movement. - "The Thing from the Lake", Eleanor M. Ingram.