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  • n. The state or quality of being impetuous; making arbitrary decisions.
  • n. Result of being impetuous; arbitrary decisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being impetuous; impetuosity; vehemence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rash impulsiveness


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