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Definition of "impetuosity" []

  • The quality or condition of being impetuous. (noun)
  • An impetuous act. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impetuosity" in a sentence
  • "The officers of companies have always some little exertion to restrain impetuosity, and your galloping gentlemen set our men wild sometimes."
  • "The soldier has no longer that ardor, that impetuosity, which is redoubled in the heat of action, when the fight is hand to hand."
  • "For character consists of two factors: one, the will-to-live itself, blind impulse, so-called impetuosity; the other, the restraint which the will acquires when it comes to understand the world; and the world, again, is itself will."