Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
- Poor men! poor papers! We and they / Do some impulsive force obey.
- Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
- my heart, impulsive and wayward
- (mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.
having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent
actuated by impulse or by transient feelings
(mechanics) acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous
highly reactive; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration
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- impulsive in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- impulsive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
impulsive (plural impulsives)
- That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Wotton to this entry?)
- One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.
- inflected form of
impulsive f pl