Impulsive vs Headstrong - What's the difference?

impulsive | headstrong |


As adjectives the difference between impulsive and headstrong

is that impulsive is having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent while headstrong is determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.

As a noun impulsive

is that which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.

impulsive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having the power of driving or impelling; giving an impulse; moving; impellent.
  • * Prior
  • Poor men! poor papers! We and they / Do some impulsive force obey.
  • Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
  • * Longfellow
  • my heart, impulsive and wayward
  • (mechanics) Acting momentarily, or by impulse; not continuous – said of forces.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which impels or gives an impulse; an impelling agent.
  • One whose behaviour or personality is characterized by being impulsive.
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    headstrong

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  • He was in that headstrong teenage phase when he felt like he knew everything.

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * headstrongly * headstrongness