impetuosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being impetuous 2. an impetuous action or impulse

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  • Impetuosity — Im*pet u*os i*ty, n. [Cf. F. imp[ e]tuosit[ e].] 1. The condition or quality of being impetuous; fury; violence. [1913 Webster] 2. Vehemence, or furiousnes of temper. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impetuosity — index dispatch (promptness), inconsideration, outburst, passion, temerity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • impetuosity — (n.) early 15c., violent movement, rushing, from O.Fr. impetuosité (13c.), from M.L. impetuositatem (nom. impetuositas), from L.L. impetuosus (see IMPETUOUS (Cf. impetuous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impetuosity — [im pech΄o͞o äs′i tē] n. [MFr impétuosité < LL impetuositas < L impetuosus] 1. the quality of being impetuous 2. pl. impetuosities an impetuous action or feeling …   English World dictionary

  • impetuosity — [[t]ɪmpe̱tʃuɒ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Impetuosity is the quality of being impetuous. With characteristic impetuosity, he announced he was leaving school …   English dictionary

  • impetuosity — noun a) The quality of making rash or arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive or forceful manner. She had however another motive, beside her obedience, to accompany the old gentleman in the chase; for by her presence she hoped in some… …   Wiktionary

  • impetuosity — impetuous ► ADJECTIVE 1) acting or done quickly and rashly. 2) moving forcefully or rapidly. DERIVATIVES impetuosity noun impetuously adverb impetuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin impetuosus, from impetere to attack …   English terms dictionary

  • impetuosity — /im pech ooh os i tee/, n., pl. impetuosities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being impetuous. 2. an impetuous action. [1575 85; < LL impetuos(us) IMPETUOUS + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • impetuosity — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rashness, recklessness, hastiness; see carelessness , nonsense 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • impetuosity — im·pet·u·os·i·ty || ɪm‚petʃʊ É‘sÉ™tɪ / É’s n. hastiness, recklessness, lack of caution, impulsiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

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