What is another word for impulsiveness?

220 synonyms found


[ ɪmpˈʌlsɪvnəs], [ ɪmpˈʌlsɪvnəs], [ ɪ_m_p_ˈʌ_l_s_ɪ_v_n_ə_s]

Impulsiveness refers to behaving without thinking things through. Individuals who exhibit impulsiveness may act on a whim or without considering the consequences of their actions. Synonyms for impulsiveness may include rashness, recklessness, haste, thoughtlessness, impetuosity, and spontaneity. These words describe an individual's tendency to act quickly and without much thought or deliberation. While impulsiveness can sometimes lead to positive outcomes, such as a successful business venture, it can also result in negative consequences, like injuring oneself in an accident. Understanding the range of synonyms for impulsiveness can help individuals recognize when their behavior may be impulsive and work to manage it.

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What are the hypernyms for Impulsiveness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Impulsiveness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for impulsiveness?

The antonyms for the word "impulsiveness" include thoughtfulness, prudence, caution, restraint, premeditation, and self-control. Thoughtfulness is the trait of being considerate and reflective. Prudence is the ability to make wise and careful decisions based on good judgment. Caution is the act of being careful and avoiding risk. Restraint is the act of holding back or controlling one's behavior or emotions. Premeditation is the act of planning or considering something before taking action. Self-control is the ability to regulate oneself and resist temptation or impulse. These antonyms all suggest a level of maturity and wisdom in decision-making, which is the opposite of impulsiveness.

Usage examples for Impulsiveness

On the contrary, after a long struggle with Lord Palmerston, in which she suffered many exasperating rebuffs, the autocratic foreign minister by his impulsiveness and lack of perfect candour gave her at last an advantage.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)"
A. Lawrence Lowell
But on the other side there's an absurd impulsiveness.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
Hugo, knowing that they had disagreed, knowing that the servants had heard, and seeing her fall suddenly dead before him, was seized with horror-the Le Geyt impulsiveness!
"Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose"
Grant Allen

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