From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpetuousim‧pet‧u‧ous /ɪmˈpetʃuəs/ adjective 🔊 🔊 CARELESStending to do things very quickly, without thinking carefully first, or showing this quality syn impulsive 🔊 He was high-spirited and impetuous. 🔊 She might live to regret this impetuous decision. —impetuously adverb —impetuousness noun [uncountable] —impetuosity /ɪmˌpetʃuˈɒsəti $ -ˈɑː-/ noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
impetuous• Williams was wild and impetuous.• As you said, it is in the nature of young men to be foolhardy and impetuous.• He says she's impetuous and emotional.• For Fowlkes, leaving would be impetuous and misguided.• He is too impetuous and owing to a desire to lead everything, he fails of his goal.• Just don't be too impetuous and put too much pressure on the object of your desires.• an impetuous decision to get married• As Akbar and Tundrish opened fire with bolts, Yeremi lunged to drag the impetuous, or hallucinating, fool back.• The impetuous Wallace quickly agreed and decided to wire a memo of recommendation to Roosevelt.• It was just his usualbrusque, impetuous way of speaking.• If you weren't so impetuous you wouldn't have lost your job.