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[しょう()·どう()]
shoudou
noun, suru verb

English Meaning(s) for 衝動

noun, suru verb
  1. impulse; impetus; urge

Definition and Synonyms for 衝動

Drive a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
Synonyms: 衝動
Urge a strong restless desire
Synonyms: むずむず, 意欲, 衝動
Caprice a sudden desire
Synonyms: 出来心, 気まぐれ, 衝動
Urge an instinctive motive
Synonyms: 衝動
Irrational Impulse a strong spontaneous and irrational motivation
Synonyms: 衝動
Impact a forceful consequence
Synonyms: インパクト, 効果, 影響, 影響力, 衝動, 衝撃
Impulsion the act of applying force suddenly
Synonyms: インパルス, 余勢, 衝動, 衝撃, 調子, 運動力
Impact a strong effect
Synonyms: インパクト, 効果, 影響, 影響力, 衝動, 衝撃

Meanings for each kanji in 衝動

collide; brunt; highway; opposition (astronomy); thrust; pierce; stab; prick Kanji Details »
move; motion; change; confusion; shift; shake Kanji Details »

Categories 衝動 is a member of

Motive the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
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Driving Force the act of applying force to propel something
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Desire the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
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Effect a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
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Irrational Motive a motivation that is inconsistent with reason or logic
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Physiological State the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 衝動

Sample Sentences for 衝動

All of these sports and many others are dominated by the human urge to aim at something.
I barely restrained the impulse to strike him.
Maybe the impulse was working upon her subconscious.
It was hard to resist the impulse to wring Tom's neck.
All forms of life have an instinctive urge to survive.

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