[ im-puhl-siv ]
/ ɪmˈpʌl sɪv /
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Origin of impulsive
OTHER WORDS FROM impulsive
im·pul·sive·ly, adverbim·pul·sive·ness, im·pul·siv·i·ty, nounnon·im·pul·sive, adjectivenon·im·pul·sive·ly, adverb
non·im·pul·sive·ness, nounun·im·pul·sive, adjectiveun·im·pul·sive·ly, adverb
Words nearby impulsive
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Example sentences from the Web for impulsivity
It may be more difficult for someone who already had issues with impulsivity or depression to have those conditions aggravated.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury|Jean Kim|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for impulsivity
/ (ɪmˈpʌlsɪv) /
characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thoughtan impulsive man
based on emotional impulses or whims; spontaneousan impulsive kiss
forceful, inciting, or impelling
(of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
(of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
Derived forms of impulsiveimpulsively, adverbimpulsiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for impulsivity
[ ĭm-pŭl′sĭv ]
Inclined or tending to act on impulse rather than thought.
Motivated by or resulting from impulse.
Other words from impulsiveim•pul′sive•ness null n.
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