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impetus

noun

1 impetus

A force that moves something along.

synonyms: drift, impulsion.

Dutch: impuls, stuwkracht



2 impetus

The act of applying force suddenly.

synonyms: impulse, impulsion.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acceleration, activity, animation, ardor, brio, briskness, catalyst, clout, compulsion, drive, driving force, elan, encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, getaway, glow, goad, gusto, impellent ... show more.

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