[im-puhl-siv] /ɪmˈpʌl sɪv/
actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary :
an impulsive child.
having the power or effect of ; characterized by :
inciting to action:
the impulsive effects of a revolutionary idea.
Mechanics. (of forces) acting momentarily; not continuous.
characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thought: an impulsive man
based on emotional impulses or whims; spontaneous: an impulsive kiss
forceful, inciting, or impelling
(of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
(of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
1650s; see impulsive + -ness.
early 15c., originally in reference to medicine that reduces swelling or humors, from Middle French impulsif or directly from Medieval Latin impulsivus, from Latin impuls-, past participle stem of impellere (see impel). Of persons, “rash, characterized by impulses,” from 1847.
impulsive im·pul·sive (ĭm-pŭl’sĭv)
im·pul’sive·ness or im’pul·siv’i·ty n.
- Imprecise probability
probability A probability that is represented as an interval (as opposed to a single number) included in [0,1]. (2001-02-21)
[im-pruh-sahys] /ˌɪm prəˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. not ; not exact; vague or ill-defined. /ˌɪmprɪˈsaɪs/ adjective 1. not precise; inexact or inaccurate adj. 1805, from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + precise. Related: Imprecisely.
/ɪmˈpʊnˌdʊlʊ/ noun 1. (South African) a mythical bird associated with witchcraft, frequently manifested as the secretary bird
[ne-moh me im-poo-ne lah-kes-sit; English nee-moh mee im-pyoo-nee luh-ses-it] /ˈnɛ moʊ mɛ ɪmˈpu nɛ lɑˈkɛs sɪt; English ˈni moʊ mi ɪmˈpyu ni ləˈsɛs ɪt/ Latin. 1. no one attacks me with impunity: motto of Scotland. adj. “unpunished” (obsolete), 1610s, from Latin impunis “unpunished,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + […]