Origin of impulsive
Examples from the Web for impulsiveness
Those two words from the movie Swingers have come to represent American impulsiveness in all its glory.
Her state of mind compelled her to speak, and her impulsiveness hurried her along on the high tide of a flood of words.The Moon Rock|Arthur J. Rees
There is, of course, the complaint of impulsiveness brought against the District Councillors.Social Transformations of the Victorian Age|T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
Having promised to keep his impulsiveness in check, he is instructed what to do.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
(a) To what other traits than degree of mental evolution is impulsiveness related?Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I|Herbert Spencer
Stammering becomes more eloquent than oratory, a child's impulsiveness wiser than circumlocutory experience.Albert Durer|T. Sturge Moore
British Dictionary definitions for impulsiveness
Word Origin and History for impulsiveness (1 of 2)
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.