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German translation of “impetuous”


adjective /imˈpetjuəs/
acting in a hasty manner and without thinking.
She tends to act in a rather impetuous manner when things go wrong.
impetuously adverb
impetuosity /-ˈo-/ noun
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(Definition of impetuous from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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