Part of speech: adjective

Actuated by impulse.

Part of speech: adjective

Having the power of impelling.

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Usage examples "impulsive":

  1. I'd like to, burst from Yaspard in his natural and impulsive manner, but I mustn't. - "Viking Boys", Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby.
  2. 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", Hutchins Hapgood.
  3. 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", Henry James.