im·pet·u·ous /ɪmˈpɛʧwəs, ˈpɛʧə-/
1. Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.
Went pouring forward with impetuous speed. --Byron.
2. Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.
The people, on their holidays,
Impetuous, insolent, unquenchable. --Milton.
Syn: -- Forcible; rapid; hasty; precipitate; furious; boisterous; violent; raging; fierce; passionate.
-- Im*pet*u*ous*ly, adv. -- Im*pet*u*ous*ness, n.
adj 1: 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) [syn: hotheaded, impulsive,
madcap, tearaway(a), brainish]
2: marked by violent force; "impetuous heaving waves"