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impulsive 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/imˈpəlsiv/,
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Acting or done without forethought,
  1. Acting or done without forethought
    • - they had married as young impulsive teenagers
    • - perhaps he's regretting his impulsive offer
  2. Acting as an impulse


  1. proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection"
  2. without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted"
  3. driving: having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
  4. capricious: 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: 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)
  6. (impulsively) impetuously: in an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions; "he often acts impulsively and later regrets it"
  7. "Impulsive" is a song recorded by Wilson Phillips and was the third single released from their debut album Wilson Phillips. Written by Clif Magness and Steve Kipner, it was released in 1990 and reached #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. ...
  8. (Impulsions) Impulsion is the pushing power (thrust) of a horse, which comes from his desire to move powerfully forward with energy. However, speed does not create impulsion, and a rushing horse is more likely to be "flat" than impulsive. ...
  9. Impulsivity (or impulsiveness) is a personality trait characterized by the inclination of an individual to initiate behavior without adequate forethought as to the consequences of their actions, acting on the spur of the moment. ...
  10. (Impulsivity) Reacting to a situation without considering the consequences.
  11. (Impulsivity) Non-goal oriented activity that is exhibited by individuals who lack careful thought and reflection prior to behavior.
  12. Impulsivity involves the failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act (e.g., an angry outburst, inappropriate touching) in a situation that may be damaging to the person or others. Impulsivity can result from a number of causes.
  13. In Elliott Wave theory, impulsive waves move price in the direction of the overall bull or bear market. The opposite to corrective waves.
  14. following reason without a second thought. /
  15. doing things without thinking first: "If he sees something he likes, he just buys it – he can be so impulsive at times!"
  16. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses; rash, quick, hasty.