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Related / Similar Words: hotheaded, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainish, capricious, whimsical, driving, unprompted

 

Definition:
  • characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish'' is archaic);
  • determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions";
  • having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force";
  • without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted";
  • proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection";

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