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Synonyms of impetuous in English:


  • 1 an impetuous decision
    impulsive, rash, hasty, overhasty, reckless, heedless, careless, foolhardy, bullheaded, headstrong, incautious, imprudent, injudicious, ill-considered, unthought-out;
    spontaneous, impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, precipitate, precipitous, hurried, rushed
    [Antonyms] considered, cautious
  • 2 an impetuous flow of water
    torrential, powerful, forceful, vigorous, violent, raging, relentless, uncontrolled;
    rapid, fast, fast-flowing, swift
    [Antonyms] sluggish
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