Meaning of impulsive

im•pul•sive

Pronunciation: (im-pul'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child.
  2. having the power or effect of impelling; characterized by impulsion: impulsive forces.
  3. inciting to action: the impulsive effects of a revolutionary idea.
  4. (of forces) acting momentarily; not continuous.
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