impulsiveness impulsiveness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

Usage(s):

  1. Symptoms for the disorder include impulsiveness, hyperactivity and poor concentration, and can develop over several months.
  2. But grandiosity and impulsiveness can also be self-limiting, and lead to smaller-bore crimes that don't require the patience and plotting of a Ponzi scheme.
  3. Experts point out that many people were forgiving of Clinton in part because they could identify with his impulsiveness.

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  1. "For years, time and again, President Bush has displayed impatience, bravado and unsettling personal certainty about his decisions," Woodward concludes. "The result has too often been impulsiveness and carelessness and, perhaps most...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Bob Woodward Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I thought Tony was OK," Parcells said. "He had a little of that impulsiveness I worry about, but he got away with it. He hurried a couple of throws. Overall, though, I thought he did pretty well, particularly in the second half."
    on Nov 13, 2006 By: Bill Parcells Source: Albuquerque Tribune

  3. "She's so immediate, so present," says Pike, explaining what she liked about Alex. "In a film that's all about memory and the past, she's the bit that's all about the present. I liked her impulsiveness and inquisitiveness. I understood why...
    on Apr 18, 2009 By: Rosamund Pike Source: Sunday Herald

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