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impetuous

adjective     /ɪmˈpet.ju.əs/
likely to do something suddenly , without considering the results of your actions : He's so impetuous - why can't he think things over before he rushes into them?Doing things without fear or proper thought An impetuous word or action is said or done suddenly , without considering the likely results : The prime minister may now be regretting her impetuous promise to reduce unemployment by half .Doing things without fear or proper thought impetuously     /-li/ adverb Doing things without fear or proper thought impetuousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] (formal also impetuosity)
(Definition of impetuous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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