Antonyms for impetuousɪmˈpɛtʃ u əs

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

    "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)

    unforceful, cautious, forceless

  2. impetuous(adj)

    marked by violent force

    "impetuous heaving waves"

    cautious, unforceful, forceless

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


  1. impetuous(adjective)

    hasty, rash, hotheaded, impulsive

  2. impetuous(adjective)

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

    hasty, impulsive, hotheaded, rash

  3. impetuous(adjective)

    Characterized by sudden and violent force.

    hasty, hotheaded, impulsive, rash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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


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