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1. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] an instinctive motive.

Synonyms

  • Thanatos
  • adience
  • wanderlust
  • need
  • death wish
  • itchy feet
  • abience
  • urge
  • death instinct
  • motive

Antonyms

  • abience
  • decompress
  • weak part
  • strong

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Impulse

  • repulse
  • hulse
  • hulce
  • dulce

Example sentences of the word impulse


1. Adjective
Out of desperation or anger, on impulse, one partner may pack up and leave the marital residence.

2. Noun, singular or mass
When you receive a frightening or disgusting text message, your impulse may be to delete it.

Quotes containing the word impulse


1. I have had this longstanding interest in going back to school to get a Ph.D. in art history. I was especially interested in exploring this idea of the ecstatic impulse in an artist.
- Jandy Nelson

2. Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.
- Karl A. Menninger

3. Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

2. impulse-buy

verb. buy on impulse without proper reflection.

Synonyms

  • buy

Antonyms

  • disbelieve
  • sell short

3. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] a sudden desire.

Synonyms

  • caprice
  • desire

Antonyms

  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)

4. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber.

Synonyms

  • electrical discharge
  • nervous impulse
  • nerve impulse
  • neural impulse

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • straight line
  • fall
  • civilian

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)

5. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] the act of applying force suddenly.

Synonyms

  • thrust
  • impulsion
  • driving force
  • impetus

Antonyms

  • wealth
  • inessential
  • delay
  • discourage

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)

6. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients).

Synonyms

  • pulse
  • wave
  • pulsation
  • undulation

Antonyms

  • repulsion
  • attraction
  • centrifugal force
  • adduct

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)

7. impulse

noun. ['ˈɪmpəls, ˌɪmˈpʌls'] an impelling force or strength.

Synonyms

  • forcefulness
  • momentum
  • strength

Antonyms

  • walk
  • stay in place
  • pull
  • attract

Etymology

  • impulsus (Latin)
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