Synonyms of impulse in English:

impulse


See definition of impulse

noun

1‘she had an impulse to run and hide somewhere’

SYNONYMS
urge, instinct, drive, compulsion, need, itch
whim, caprice, desire, fancy, notion

2‘he was a man of impulse’

SYNONYMS
spontaneity, impetuosity, wildness, recklessness, irresponsibility, rashness
ANTONYMS

premeditation, carefulness

3‘passions provide the main impulse of poetry and music’

SYNONYMS
inspiration, stimulation, stimulus, incitement, motivation, encouragement, fillip, spur, prod, catalyst

4‘neurons conduct impulses from the spinal cord to the muscles’

SYNONYMS
pulse, current, wave
signal, message, brainwave, communication

Phrases

    on (an) impulse

    ‘Valerie and I married on impulse’


    SYNONYMS

    impulsively, spontaneously, on the spur of the moment, without forethought, without planning, without thinking twice, without premeditation, unpremeditatedly

    ANTONYMS

    with forethought