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what do impulsive mean?

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    Impulsive means acting without thinking.

    The child was impulsive when he kicked his sister.

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    thanks very much ms. sue :) that mean the same thing as spontaneous?

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    Yes, they are very close in meaning.

    Impulsive tends to be negative -- as my example shows. Spontaneous tends to be positive.

    Example: The students broke into spontaneous applause when heroine walked on the stage.

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