One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suddenly and without forethought; impulsively.‘on an impulse he returned to the bar’‘she acted purely on impulse’
impulsively, spontaneously, on the spur of the moment, without forethought, without planning, without thinking twice, without premeditation, unpremeditatedlyView synonyms
- ‘He very rarely acts on impulse, but ever since Evelyn died, his emotions have been askew.’
- ‘Mary Queen of Scots was recorded as very tall and beautiful but with a fiery temperament that often caused her to act on impulse and brought forth criticisms of tactlessness.’
- ‘Before you are allowed to place a bet there is a message asking you to confirm your bet so you are less likely to act on impulse.’
- ‘I wonder if he really did act on an impulse, or if there's more to it?’
- ‘Purely on impulse I leaned forward, my eyes closing of their own accord as Winter tilted her head up just a fraction.’
- ‘On impulse, I quickly leaned over and kissed him before getting out of the vehicle.’
- ‘I stared at him for a moment, and then, acting completely on impulse, I pulled his head down and kissed him.’
- ‘It's imperative that you don't act on impulse during this period, and that you think through the consequences of your actions.’
- ‘Maybe I should try acting on impulse, instead of thinking so much.’
- ‘He had health worries and was short of money but had acted on impulse to provide the children with something he had promised them.’
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