WORD – 38

Impulsive .

When someone is impulsive, it means that they do some things suddenly and quickly, without thinking about them first.

When something is impulsive, it means that it is done suddenly and quickly, without careful consideration.

Examples .

  • It is not good to be impulsive, especially when giving an interview. Listen to the question carefully, think about it and then answer!
  • The best stand up comedians are those whose jokes are impulsive yet funny!
  • You should not be impulsive in judging people. Sometimes people are very different than what you thought they would be.

WHEN & HOW to use this word .

1. When you are talking about someone doing things suddenly, quickly and without thinking.


  • Sometimes I am impulsive; especially when shopping.
  • Don’t be impulsive! Take your time to think about it first.

2. When you are talking about something that is done suddenly, quickly and without careful consideration.

Examples .

  • I think you made an impulsive decision.
  • Well, he’s an impulsive speaker.