Antonyms for impetuousɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway(a), brainish(adj)

    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

    Antonyms:
    unforceful, cautious, forceless

  2. impetuous(adj)

    marked by violent force

    Antonyms:
    cautious, unforceful, forceless

    Synonyms:
    brainish, madcap, impulsive, tearaway(a), hotheaded

Wiktionary

  1. impetuous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    hasty, rash, hotheaded, impulsive

  2. impetuous(adjective)

    Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.

    Synonyms:
    hasty, impulsive, hotheaded, rash

  3. impetuous(adjective)

    Characterized by sudden and violent force.

    Synonyms:
    hasty, hotheaded, impulsive, rash

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. impetuous

    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.

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

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