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impetuously adv : in an impulsive or impetuous way; without taking cautions; "he often acts impulsively and later regrets it" [syn: impulsively]

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  1. In an impetuous manner; with sudden force; violently; rashly.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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