Definition of impulsivity in US English:

impulsivity

noun

  • See impulsive

    • ‘‘Inattention, impulsivity, fidgety movement - these are definitely symptoms,’ she said’
    • ‘The connection between alcohol and physical violence may relate to impulsivity, cognitive disinhibition, and impaired judgement associated with being under the influence of alcohol.’
    • ‘It also works with people who have a wide range of special needs, such as emotional or behavioural problems, impulsivity, or restlessness.’
    • ‘The scientific explanation for addictive personality places importance on that fact that the frontal lobes in the brain may underlie impulsivity.’
    • ‘After treatment at Biscayne, he increased his problem-solving abilities, had several drug-free tests and received help in controlling his impulsivity.’

Pronunciation

impulsivity

/ˌimˌpəlˈsivitē/