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[im-pech-oo-os-i-tee] /ɪmˌpɛtʃ uˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun, plural impetuosities for 2.
the quality or condition of being impetuous.
an impetuous action.
Origin of impetuosity
1575-85; < Late Latin impetuōs(us) impetuous + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But he acted with his voice, conveying youthful impetuosity and yearning.
  • It drives polar bears and other animals with a fierce impetuosity equal to our own.
  • For all its intelligence, her playing had impetuosity.
  • Under the influence of a suggestion, he will undertake the accomplishment of certain acts with irresistible impetuosity.
  • Count any awkward moments as lessons, and resist impetuosity, especially regarding money.
  • He later accepted he should have stayed away, but this affair exposed more than his impetuosity.
  • They were rushing upon it with tremendous impetuosity.
  • In looking over the historical development of the yard limit proviso, it is apparent the language was born not of impetuosity.
  • He wrote and thought with an impetuosity beyond what nature always could endure.
  • His impetuosity in the end game was his chief danger from the steady and watchful strategy of his more experienced opponent.
Word Origin and History for impetuosity

early 15c., "violent movement, rushing," from Old French impetuosité (13c.), from Medieval Latin impetuositatem (nominative impetuositas), from Late Latin impetuosus (see impetuous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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