Synonyms of impulse in English:

impulse


See definition of impulse

noun

1‘she had an impulse to run and hide somewhere’

SYNONYMS

urge, instinct, drive, compulsion, need, itch

whim, caprice, desire, fancy, notion

2‘he was a man of impulse’

SYNONYMS

spontaneity, impetuosity, wildness, recklessness, irresponsibility, rashness

ANTONYMS

premeditation, carefulness

3‘passions provide the main impulse of poetry and music’

SYNONYMS

inspiration, stimulation, stimulus, incitement, motivation, encouragement, fillip, spur, prod, catalyst

4‘neurons conduct impulses from the spinal cord to the muscles’

SYNONYMS

pulse, current, wave

signal, message, brainwave, communication


Phrases

    on (an) impulse

      ‘Valerie and I married on impulse’

      SYNONYMS

      impulsively, spontaneously, on the spur of the moment, without forethought, without planning, without thinking twice, without premeditation, unpremeditatedly

      ANTONYMS

      with forethought