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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Impetuous

IMPET'UOUS, adjective [Latin impetuosus, from impetus, impeto; in and peto, to urge, to rush. See Bid.]

1. Rushing with great force and violence; moving rapidly; furious; forcible; fierce; raging; as an impetuous wind; an impetuous torrent.

2. Vehement of mind; fierce; hasty; passionate; violent; as a man of impetuous temper.