Origin of impetuous
Examples from the Web for impetuous
The old Kaiser Franz Joseph, faithful and hardworking, was the obverse of the feckless and impetuous German kaiser.Before the Fall: What Did the World Look Like in 1913?|Jacob Heilbrunn|June 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Zakir is a fearless and impetuous fighter, a former Guantanamo prisoner who earned a reputation for brutality on the battlefield.
Referring to his numerous divorces, he writes, "I was young, impetuous, and lonely."
We now turned up to breast its impetuous current which swept proudly along by us in foaming eddies.Gleanings by the Way|John A. Clark
He ran off in his boyish, impetuous fashion, and Seton watched him, smiling quietly.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The music quickens with an impetuous phrase, which seems to define the first joyous thrill of passion in the youthful hero.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
By that time a crowd of impetuous boys had armed themselves and were running down the hill on our side to join the Confederates.Memories|Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Surrey, impetuous as usual, rushed to the window to address the mob.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for impetuous
Word Origin for impetuous
Word Origin and History for impetuous
late 14c., "hot-tempered, fierce," from Old French impetuos (13c.) and directly from Late Latin impetuosus "impetuous, violent," from Latin impetus "attack" (see impetus). Related: Impetuously; impetuousness.