What does the word impulsive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Having the power of impelling.

Usage examples for impulsive

  1. He seems to be holding his emotions in check, is less impulsive than ever, and is losing much of that delicacy of feeling and expression which was so admirable in him. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  2. Here I am these thirty- one years in life, ignorant in all outward science, but having patient habits of meditation which never know disgust or weariness, and feeling a force of impulsive love toward all humanity which will not let me rest wholly mute, a force which grows against all resistance that I can muster against it. – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
  3. I'd like to, burst from Yaspard in his natural and impulsive manner, but I mustn't. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
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