- impulse buying,
- impulse control disorder,
- impulse turbine,
- impulsive obsession,
Origin of impulsive
Examples from the Web for impulsive
So, did Opperud make the plan and then get the impulsive Lane to come with him at the last second?
But Hezbollah has more pressing strategic imperatives today, and Nasrallah is not known as an impulsive leader.
Griffith is hardly alone amongst the lovelorn, impulsive, and unfortunately tattooed.Melanie, Leave Antonio On Your Arm: The Emotional Politics of Tattoos|Lizzie Crocker|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As someone who spent time with him in his 2008 campaign put it, he would have been an impulsive, perilous president.
I think that Michael would hate to be falsely remembered as perfect in retrospect—he was mercurial, impulsive, and intense.
That she was beautiful, impulsive, barely two years older than Emil, these facts had had no weight with Alexandra.O Pioneers!|Willa Cather
She was amused at his impulsive eagerness, and smiled, partly perhaps with an idea of putting him at his ease.Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands|Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson
What does Lynette represent in her impulsive and persistent opposition to Gareth?Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English|Gilbert Sykes Blakely
She was warm-hearted, impulsive, and quick to show gratitude.The Living Link|James De Mille
For two months Tommy possessed his impulsive soul in patience.The Lamp in the Desert|Ethel M. Dell
early 15c., originally in reference to medicine that reduces swelling or humors, from Middle French impulsif or directly from Medieval Latin impulsivus, from Latin impuls-, past participle stem of impellere (see impel). Of persons, "rash, characterized by impulses," from 1847.