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Definition of impetuous:

  1. Rushing with force and violence; moving with impetus; furious; forcible; violent; as, an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.
  2. Vehement in feeling; hasty; passionate; violent; as, a man of impetuous temper.


intense, glowing, earnest, hasty, fervent, vehement, desirous, longing, impulsive, madcap, hotheaded, headlong, intent, temerarious, keen, yearning, burning, ardent, hot, careful, harum-scarum, impatient, incautious, slapdash, zealous, unconsidered, ill-considered, improvident, precipitant, enthusiastic, brainish, precipitate, tearaway, forceful, anxious, eager, importunate, animated.

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