impetuous impetuous  /ɪm ˈpɛtʃ wəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
  2. (adj) marked by violent force

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The two brothers were opposites; John was diligent and watchful while Peter was playful and impetuous.
  2. When he came back home on leave, William broke his collar bone while making an impetuous attempt to learn skating.
  3. The planet was pockmarked with craters as if it had been buffeted by great impetuous meteors at one time.

News

  1. Father, daughters end up with something in common: rowing

    Retired federal magistrate judge Peter Nowinski was on a seemingly impetuous mission to prove he was still scull-worthy. But he wasn't just doing it for himself. He thought doing so would motivate two of his six children, daughters Clara and Agatha Nowinski.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  2. Paige: Stan Kroenke says his son is off to great start in charge

    Some men call Josh Kroenke young, impetuous and intransigent, but one man steadfastly calls him shrewd, sharp and skilled. He also calls Josh son.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Prandelli stands by Balotelli

    Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli will remain patient with Mario Balotelli despite the striker's impetuous dismissal in Friday night's World Cup qualifying meeting with the Czech Republic.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Soccer365

Quotes

  1. "These qualities often result in impetuous and ill-considered actions and decisions," Kennedy wrote.
    on Dec 9, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Daily Record (subscription)

  2. "I think Lewis has got a little bit more to learn tactically than Jenson," he said of the McLaren team-mates. "He is still very young and learning but his approach is more impetuous, which works sometimes and doesn't at others. Whether Lewis...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Damon Hill Source: The Guardian

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