ETYM French impetueux, Latin impetuosus. Related to Impetus.
Marked by violent force.
Sinonimi: shortest | unforbearing | shortsighted | unforesightful
1. Low in stature; not tall
2. Primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length
3. Most direct; SYN. shortest.
4. (Prosody) Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration.
5. (Phonetics) Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in 'pat', 'pet', 'pit', 'pot', putt').
6. (Of memory) Deficient in retentiveness or range
7. Primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
8. (Finance) Not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
9. Unwilling to endure; SYN. unforbearing.
10. Lacking foresight or scope; SYN. shortsighted, unforesightful.
11. Containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes
Having a quick temper
ETYM Latin vehemens, the first part of which is perhaps akin to vehere to carry, and the second mens mind: cf. French véhément. Related to Vehicle, and Mental.
Characterized by great force or energy.