1 characterized by actions based on sudden desires, whims, or inclinations rather than careful thought
an impulsive man
2 based on emotional impulses or whims; spontaneous
an impulsive kiss
3 forceful, inciting, or impelling
4 (of physical forces) acting for a short time; not continuous
5 (of a sound) brief, loud, and having a wide frequency range
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