[im-pech-oo-uh s] /ɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs/
of, relating to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive:
an impetuous decision; an impetuous person.
having great ; moving with great force; violent:
the impetuous winds.
liable to act without consideration; rash; impulsive
resulting from or characterized by rashness or haste
(poetic) moving with great force or violence; rushing: the impetuous stream hurtled down the valley
late 14c., “hot-tempered, fierce,” from Old French impetuos (13c.) and directly from Late Latin impetuosus “impetuous, violent,” from Latin impetus “attack” (see impetus). Related: Impetuously; impetuousness.
[im-pi-tuh s] /ˈɪm pɪ təs/ noun, plural impetuses. 1. a moving force; impulse; stimulus: The grant for building the opera house gave impetus to the city’s cultural life. 2. (broadly) the momentum of a moving body, especially with reference to the cause of motion. /ˈɪmpɪtəs/ noun (pl) -tuses 1. an impelling movement or force; incentive […]
[imp-huhl] /ˈɪmp hʌl/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Manipur state, in NE India. [muhn-i-poo r] /ˈmʌn ɪˌpʊər/ noun 1. a state in NE India between Assam and Burma. 8620 sq. mi. (22,326 sq. km). Capital: Imphal. /ɪmˈfɑːl; ˈɪmfəl/ noun 1. a city in NE India, capital of Manipur Territory, on the […]
[im-pee] /ˈɪm pi/ noun, plural impies, impis. 1. (in South African history) a unit of Zulu warriors; regiment. /ˈɪmpɪ/ noun (pl) -pi, -pies 1. a group of Bantu warriors
[im-pahy-i-tee] /ɪmˈpaɪ ɪ ti/ noun, plural impieties. 1. lack of piety; lack of reverence for God or sacred things; irreverence. 2. lack of dutifulness or respect. 3. an impious act, practice, etc. /ɪmˈpaɪɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. lack of reverence or proper respect for a god 2. any lack of proper respect 3. an impious […]