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Impulsive vs. Spontaneous — What's the Difference?

Impulsive vs. Spontaneous — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Impulsive and Spontaneous

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Impulsive

Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated
A microorganism capable of spontaneous movement.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Motivated by or resulting from impulse
Such impulsive acts as hugging strangers.
Impulsive generosity.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from forethought or prompting
Spontaneous laughter.
A spontaneous protest.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Having force or power to impel or incite; forceful.
Apr 21, 2021
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Spontaneous

Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior
A spontaneous personality.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

(Physics) Acting within brief time intervals. Used especially of a force.
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Spontaneous

Growing without cultivation or human labor
Spontaneous vegetation.
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Impulsive

Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Self-generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
He made a spontaneous offer of help.
A make spontaneous decision
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Done by one's own free choice, or without planning.
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Impulsive

(mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without external or conscious constraint.
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Impulsive

That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Arising from a momentary impulse.
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Impulsive

One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.
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Spontaneous

Controlled and directed internally; self-active; spontaneous movement characteristic of living things.
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Impulsive

Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
Poor men! poor papers! We and theyDo some impulsive force obey.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Produced without being planted or without human cultivation or labor.
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Impulsive

Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings.
My heart, impulsive and wayward.
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Spontaneous

Sudden, without warning.
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Impulsive

Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous; - said of forces.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Proceeding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proposition.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus;
An impulsive gesture of affection
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Spontaneous

Produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood.
Spontaneous joys, where nature has its play,The soul adopts, and owns their firstborn away.
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Without forethought;
Letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Happening or arising without apparent external cause;
Spontaneous laughter
Spontaneous combustion
A spontaneous abortion
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

Having the power of driving or impelling;
A driving personal ambition
The driving force was his innate enthusiasm
An impulsive force
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Said or done without having been planned or written in advance;
He made a few ad-lib remarks
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

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
Apr 21, 2021

Spontaneous

Produced without being planted or without human labor;
Wild strawberries
Apr 21, 2021

Impulsive

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
Apr 21, 2021

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