Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: impetuous
IPA transcription: [,ɪmp'ɛtʃwəs]
Pronunciations of impetuous
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainish
    Meaning: characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)
Usage examples
  • Through stones and sand and boulders it came in an impetuous hurricane of power.
  • I did not know this first from the appearances of nature, but I found it out by my uncle's impetuous wrath.
  • Her disheartened knights rallied around her, and, following the impetuous girl, they wielded axe and lance for the final struggle.
  • Darrell, powerless to aid his friend, watched intently, dreading some rash act on his part to which his impetuous nature might prompt him.
  • Those hallowed words, maternal love, were out of place here: it is an impetuous, an almost mechanical impulse, wherein real affection plays no part whatever.
  • His room was shut up close. The conservatory doors were standing open, and Rosa Dartle was walking, bareheaded, with a quick, impetuous step, up and down a gravel walk on one side of the lawn.
  • Now reason issues its commands unyieldingly, without promising anything to the inclinations, and, as it were, with disregard and contempt for these claims, which are so impetuous, and at the same time so plausible, and which will not allow themselves to be suppressed by any command.
  • He was never to be seen beyond the limits of his own domain, and, in this wide and social world, was utterly companionless--unless, indeed, that unnatural, impetuous, and fiery-colored horse, which he henceforward continually bestrode, had any mysterious right to the title of his friend.
  • The elderly persons in question retired at length, but only to be replaced by two impetuous youths who begged Miss Heath to accompany them to Parnassus and join the dance. Demi thirsted for their blood, but was appeased by hearing George and Dolly say, as they lingered a moment after her refusal:
  • He was naturally impetuous, and the sight of beauty apparently yielding in his arms, the confidence of his power over her, and the dread of losing her forever all conspired to overwhelm his better feelings: he ventured to propose that she should leave her home and be the companion of his fortunes.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording William II of England, License CC BY-SA 4.0