im·pet·u·ous / imˈpechoōəs/ • adj. acting or done quickly and without thought or care: her friend was headstrong and impetuous. ∎ moving forcefully or rapidly: an impetuous but controlled flow of water. DERIVATIVES: im·pet·u·os·i·ty / -ˌpechoōˈäsitē/ n. im·pet·u·ous·ly adv. im·pet·u·ous·ness n.
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