Antonyms for impetuousɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs
hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainish(adj)
characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
marked by violent force
impetuous(adjective)Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.
impetuous(adjective)Characterized by sudden and violent force.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.
apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved
Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.
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