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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pet·u·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : rash impulsiveness [syn: impetuosity]