impulsive etymology

English word impulsive comes from Latin impulsivus (Impulsive.)

Detailed word origin of impulsive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
impulsivus Latin (lat) Impulsive.
impulsif Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
impulsive English (eng) (mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.. Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.. That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.