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impulsivity

[ im-puhl-siv-i-tee ]
/ ɪmˌpʌlˈsɪv ɪ ti /
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noun

the quality of being easily swayed by emotional or involuntary urges or by momentary desires, without weighing them rationally:Insufficient sleep may increase the potential for risk-taking by compromising decision-making and increasing impulsivity.

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Also im·pul·sive·ness [im-puhl-siv-nis] /ɪmˈpʌl sɪv nɪs/ .

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OTHER WORDS FROM impulsivity

non·im·pul·sive·ness, nounnon·im·pul·siv·i·ty, noun
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