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True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
Ellen G. White

Meaning of "impetuous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IMPETUOUS

From Late Latin impetuōsus violent.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPETUOUS

impetuous  [ɪmˈpɛtjʊəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPETUOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Impetuous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES IMPETUOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of impetuous in the English dictionary

The first definition of impetuous in the dictionary is liable to act without consideration; rash; impulsive. Other definition of impetuous is resulting from or characterized by rashness or haste. Impetuous is also moving with great force or violence; rushing.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPETUOUS


contemptuous
kənˈtɛmptjʊəs
continuous
kənˈtɪnjʊəs
fastuous
ˈfæstjʊəs
fatuous
ˈfætjʊəs
fructuous
ˈfrʌktjʊəs
incestuous
ɪnˈsɛstjʊəs
infructuous
ɪnˈfrʌktjʊəs
lituus
ˈlɪtjʊəs
presumptuous
prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs
spirituous
ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs
sumptuous
ˈsʌmptjʊəs
tempestuous
tɛmˈpɛstjʊəs
theftuous
ˈθɛftjʊəs
torrentuous
təˈrentjʊəs
tortuous
ˈtɔːtjʊəs
tumultuous
tjuːˈmʌltjʊəs
unctuous
ˈʌŋktjʊəs
unfructuous
ʌnˈfrʌktjʊəs
untumultuous
ˌʌntjuːˈmʌltjʊəs
voluptuous
vəˈlʌptjʊəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPETUOUS

impertinently
imperturbability
imperturbable
imperturbableness
imperturbably
imperturbation
imperviable
impervious
imperviously
imperviousness
impetiginous
impetigo
impetrate
impetration
impetrative
impetrator
impetuosity
impetuously
impetuousness
impetus

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPETUOUS

anfractuous
arduous
conspicuous
contiguous
deciduous
discontinuous
disingenuous
flatuous
inconspicuous
innocuous
promiscuous
sensuous
sinuous
strenuous
superfluous
tenuous
unambiguous
unpresumptuous
unvirtuous
virtuous

Synonyms and antonyms of impetuous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPETUOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «impetuous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of impetuous

Translation of «impetuous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPETUOUS

Find out the translation of impetuous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of impetuous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «impetuous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

浮躁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

impetuoso
570 millions of speakers

English

impetuous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अविवेकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متهور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стремительный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

impetuoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেগবান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

impétueux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

terburu-buru
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ungestüm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衝動的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성급한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Impetuous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hung hăng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூர்க்கமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उतावीळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aceleci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

impetuoso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

porywczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стрімкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

impetuos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορμητικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onstuimige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

häftig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fremfusende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of impetuous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPETUOUS»

The term «impetuous» is regularly used and occupies the 95.944 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPETUOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «impetuous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «impetuous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about impetuous

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4 QUOTES WITH «IMPETUOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word impetuous.
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Queen Elizabeth II
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
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Petrarch
The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
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Thucydides
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
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Ellen G. White
True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPETUOUS»

Discover the use of impetuous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to impetuous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Impetuous (Mills & Boon M&B)
Grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for the look of an exotic harem girl, at least for one costume party.
Lori Foster, 2014
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Impetuous
Synna MacDell is ready to leave the Special Investigations Agency. But then Ian Frasier takes it over. A weredemon at a Halloween party can either save Synna's life or destry them all.
Denise A. Agnew, 2005
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Impetuous
In the late 1600s Black Maggie Verrere was engaged to marry Sir Edric Neville in an effort to unite their two families.
Candace Camp, 2013
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His Impetuous Debutante
Lady Phoebe Johansen embarks upon her first season with two goals in mind - to remain unwed and scandal free in London.
Jane Charles, 2012
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Impetuous Innocent
After the death of her dear father, Georgiana Hartley returns home to England—only to be confronted by the boorish advances of her wretched cousin.
Stephanie Laurens, 2010
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An Impetuous Abduction (Mills & Boon Historical)
Passion’s Prisoner!
Patricia Frances Rowell, 2009
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Impetuous: Mattie's story
Seventeen-year-old Mattie leaves her sister Ivy in Last Chance, California, and disguises herself as a boy in order to get a job with the Pony Express, finding adventure, facing danger, and falling in love.
Jude Watson, 1996
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The Impetuous Journey of Harry Fisher, Cat
He got lost. This story tells of his time away from home and how he relied on the goodness of others to protect him. His caregiver, Charlotte Lewis, normally writes mysteries and historical fiction.
Charlotte Lewis, 2012
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The Sheikh's Impetuous Love-Slave
His passion is only roused further by her bold and defiant spirit. His inner conqueror awakened, Khalid is determined to tame Juliette….by awakening her own desire for him! Book one of the Princes of the Desert series.
Marguerite Kaye, 2011
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Impetuous
Offering to teach the social arts to rugged soldier Gabriel Blake, Lady Jane Blackburne is baffled by his claims that she once saved his life in a Brussels hospital and that he has loved her ever since that time. Original.
Laura Parker, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPETUOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term impetuous is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Wayward Pines' Episode 9 Recap — Harold Dies | TVLine
This week on Fox's Wayward Pines, in the midseason drama's penultimate hour, we saw just how impetuous Pilcher can be when he doesn't ... «TVLine, Jul 15»
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New Movie Releases: August 2015 - ScreenCrush
A lonely college freshman's life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister. People Places Things (Limited): ... «ScreenCrush, Jul 15»
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Vikander's performance highlights WWI drama 'Testament of Youth …
Her early stands feel naïve and impetuous, but as the film goes on, Vera's character deepens with experience. Egerton and Harington do well ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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The far right and Islamo-fascists are cut from same ideological cloth …
... passing both houses of the federal parliament in 1975 in a manner that could hardly be regarded as expeditious, impetuous or precipitate. «The Australian, Jul 15»
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The Addams Family at Cortland Rep - Ithaca Times : Entertainment
At one point, the normal boy says, “I can be impetuous; I just need time to think about it first.” A perfect Woody line, wouldn't you say? The entire ... «ithaca.com, Jul 15»
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Your Thursday Evening Briefing - The New York Times
(Johnson, by the way, is so impetuous that when the portable toilet was occupied, he urinated on the fairway grass.) Two former stars, Tiger ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Federal Way mayor's rant takes over candidate forum | Inside Politics
It was an impetuous mistake in judgement for Ferrell to interrupt the proceedings, as he seemed to forget he isn't just another citizen. He is the ... «Federal Way Mirror, Jul 15»
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'West Side Story' opens July 30 in summer arts festival …
“It, of course, highlights the well-explored ideas of gangs, ethnic differences, and the impetuous nature of youth. However, in light of recent ... «West Hartford News, Jul 15»
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Team Focus: Defensive Arrivals Set to Make an Impact for NYCFC
The 33-year-old is not especially adept on the ball, with NYCFC's forward movements frequently lacking impetuous when it's left up to Wingert ... «WhoScored.com, Jul 15»
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A Poem Becomes Meme. Forgive Me. -- NYMag
... poem plays on that ironic difference between something formally arranged as a piece of verbal art and its status as a quick, impetuous note to ... «New York Magazine, Jul 15»

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