Associations to the word «Impetus»


IMPETUS, noun. Something that impels, a stimulating factor.
IMPETUS, noun. A force, either internal or external, that impels; an impulse.
IMPETUS, noun. The force or energy associated with a moving body; a stimulus.
IMPETUS, noun. An activity in response to a stimulus.

Dictionary definition

IMPETUS, noun. A force that moves something along.
IMPETUS, noun. The act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis