Origin of impetuous
Examples from the Web for impetuousness
The same brash arrogance and impetuousness applied to criminal cases rather than flame wars has had real consequences.
Whereat, with all the impetuousness of his race and nature, James dashed his palm into that of his brother.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
I would fain learn if generosity is united to impetuousness, probity of spirit to his assumption of singularity and independence.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
The impetuousness of Essex approached very near to madness, and a dangerous form of madness.Great Ralegh|Hugh De Selincourt
That is, the impetuousness of his thought makes one aware of how his instinct is struggling for the solution of his difficulties.The Critical Game|John Albert Macy
On the whole he was a thoroughly good and kind man, on whom his moods and impetuousness played shabby tricks.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for impetuousness
Word Origin for impetuous
Word Origin and History for impetuousness
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.