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impetuous

adjective uk   us   /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? An impetuous word or action is said or done suddenly, without considering the likely results: The governor may now be regretting her impetuous promise to reduce unemployment by half.
impetuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
impetuousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ (formal also impetuosity )
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