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Overview of adj impulsive

The adj impulsive has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. impulsive, unprompted

(proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection")

2. impulsive

(without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted")

3. driving, impulsive

(having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force")

4. capricious, impulsive, whimsical

(determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions")

5. hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway, brainish

(characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic))

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