Definition of impetuous:
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.
- impulsive (part of speech: adjective)
- rash (part of speech: adjective)
- "Spinning-Wheel Stories", Louisa May Alcott.
The charges to which they had been exposed, impetuous as they were, were doubtless less trying than a sustained attack, pressed on by continuous waves of fresh troops, and allowing the defence no breathing space.- "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.