What is another word for impetuosity?

Pronunciation: [ɪmpˌɛtjuːˈɒsɪti] (IPA)

Impetuosity is a term that refers to the quality of acting impulsively, without much forethought or consideration. Some synonyms for this word might include recklessness, impulsiveness, or rashness. Other possible synonyms might include hastiness, thoughtlessness, or heedlessness, all of which suggest a lack of prudence or caution. Other possible synonyms might include impatience, restlessness, or eagerness, which emphasize an inner drive to act quickly and decisively. Regardless of the specific synonym chosen, the underlying concept remains the same: impetuosity suggests a tendency to act quickly and decisively, often without adequate consideration of the potential consequences.

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What are the opposite words for impetuosity?

Impetuosity can be defined as a characteristic of being impulsive or hasty, causing one to act without thinking. Antonyms for impetuosity may include deliberation, thoughtfulness or caution. A person who is deliberate thinks through their actions, and considers the consequences of their decisions. Thoughtfulness involves taking into account the feelings of others, and acting in a manner that is considerate and kind. Caution is a sensible approach that emphasizes being mindful of one's surroundings and avoiding hasty or rash actions. These qualities contrast with the imprudence and recklessness that can often accompany impetuosity, and can lead to better decisions and more positive outcomes.

Usage examples for Impetuosity

George threw himself off his horse with a loving impetuosity, and his mother questioned him about his manner of spending the previous day.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
His face darkened, and George, with an impetuosity that permitted no interruption, told the whole story.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
He attacked with an impetuosity which sometimes made him forget to be prudent; and Cherami, who fought as coolly as if he were playing shuttlecock, said to him from time to time: Take care, you are making mistakes, you'll run on my sword, you strike down too much!
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock

Famous quotes with Impetuosity

  • Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bulldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
    Dr. A. B. Meldrum
  • It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart. Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence.
    Kenneth Rexroth
  • His Armies, weakened by defeat and defeat, dispirited by misfortune, had unlearned - under beaten generals - that warlike impetuosity which as it is the consequence, so it is the guarentee of success.
    Friedrich Schiller
  • At least half of my life’s many mistakes can be safely put down to impetuosity: the other half derive from inertia.
    Donald James
  • There must be no premature renunciation, physical or emotional. The heart, like the body, needs exercise. Naturally there can be no deliberate stirring up of emotion, but why, merely for reasons of age, should one deny oneself those that can be genuinely experienced? Because old men in love are ridiculous? They are ridiculous only if they forget that they are old men. There is nothing ridiculous about two old people really in love. Each still finds in the other those qualities which were admired in youth. Tender consideration, affection, and admiration have no age. In fact, it often happens that, when youth and its passions have vanished, love takes on an asceticism which is delightful. Sensual misunderstandings disappear with physical desire and jealousy with youth; impetuosity wanes with the body's strength. From the remnants of a stormy youth may be created an agreeable old age. Thus the existence of a couple resembles a river which leaps dangerously over jagged rocks near its source, but whose clear waters flow more slowly as it approaches the sea, its broad surface reflecting the poplars along its banks and the stars at night.
    André Maurois

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