impetuosity

[ im-pech-oo-os-i-tee ]
/ ɪmˌpɛtʃ uˈɒs ɪ ti /

noun, plural im·pet·u·os·i·ties for 2.

the quality or condition of being impetuous.
an impetuous action.

Origin of impetuosity

1575–85; < Late Latin impetuōs(us) impetuous + -ity
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Word Origin and History for impetuosity

impetuosity


n.

early 15c., "violent movement, rushing," from Old French impetuosité (13c.), from Medieval Latin impetuositatem (nominative impetuositas), from Late Latin impetuosus (see impetuous).

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