Impulsive Im*pul"sive, a. [Cf. F. impulsif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent. [1913 Webster]

Poor men! poor papers! We and they Do some impulsive force obey. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings. [1913 Webster]

My heart, impulsive and wayward. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mech.) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; -- said of forces. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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