Antonyms of adj impulsive

5 senses of impulsive

Sense 1
impulsive, unprompted -- (proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection")

INDIRECT (VIA spontaneous) -> induced -- (brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness")

Sense 2
impulsive -- (without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted")

INDIRECT (VIA unpremeditated) -> premeditated -- (characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning; "a premeditated crime")

Sense 3
driving, impulsive -- (having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force")

INDIRECT (VIA dynamic) -> undynamic, adynamic -- (characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness)

Sense 4
capricious, impulsive, whimsical -- (determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions")

INDIRECT (VIA arbitrary) -> nonarbitrary, unarbitrary -- (not subject to individual determination)

Sense 5
hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway (prenominal), brainish -- (characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic))

INDIRECT (VIA incautious) -> cautious -- (showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver")

Similarity of adj impulsive

5 senses of impulsive

Sense 1
impulsive, unprompted -- (proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus; "an impulsive gesture of affection")
       => spontaneous (vs. induced), self-generated -- (happening or arising without apparent external cause; "spontaneous laughter"; "spontaneous combustion"; "a spontaneous abortion")

Sense 2
impulsive -- (without forethought; "letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted")
       => unpremeditated (vs. premeditated) -- (not premeditated)

Sense 3
driving, impulsive -- (having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force")
       => dynamic (vs. undynamic), dynamical -- (characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm")

Sense 4
capricious, impulsive, whimsical -- (determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions")
       => arbitrary (vs. nonarbitrary) -- (based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice; "an arbitrary decision"; "the arbitrary rule of a dictator"; "an arbitrary penalty"; "of arbitrary size and shape"; "an arbitrary choice"; "arbitrary division of the group into halves")

Sense 5
hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway (prenominal), brainish -- (characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic))
       => incautious (vs. cautious) -- (lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk")

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