Meaning of impetuous

im•pet•u•ous

Pronunciation: (im-pech'-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive: an impetuous decision; an impetuous person.
  2. having great impetus; moving with great force; violent: the impetuous winds.
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