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Impetus
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Impetus as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

6 August 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 76 answers for the crossword clue 'Impetus', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Impetus a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Impetus as an answer itself some 88 times.

Impetus is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Monday, 02 August 2021 with the answer being MOMENTUM, we also found MOMENTUM to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
  • A force that moves something along

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Impetus'.

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Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BRIO Mike Smallman
Quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

ELAN Mike Smallman
Distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

FUEL SURINDER SOBTI
Provide with fuel; "Oil fires the furnace"

GLOW Mike Smallman
Light from nonthermal sources

GOAD Mike Smallman
A pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

LIFE Mike Smallman
A living person; "his heroism saved a life"

PUSH Mike Smallman
An effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"

SPUR Mike Smallman
A sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

URGE Mike Smallman
A strong restless desire; "why this urge to travel?"

ZEST Mike Smallman
A tart spicy quality

5 Letters

ARDOR Mike Smallman
A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

CLOUT Mike Smallman
(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

DRIFT
A general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

DRIVE
The act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

FORCE
An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

GUSTO Mike Smallman
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

POWER Mike Smallman
Physical strength

SPEED SURINDER SOBTI
A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

6 Letters

ARDOUR Mike Smallman
A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

ENERGY Mike Smallman
An imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); "his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"

FUELER

METTLE Mike Smallman
The courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

MOMENT Mike Smallman
A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)

PICKUP Mike Smallman
Fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"

SIGNAL Mike Smallman
Notably out of the ordinary; "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"

SPIRIT Mike Smallman
An inclination or tendency of a certain kind; "he had a change of heart"

SPRING Mike Smallman
A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

STEPUP Mike Smallman
Make oneself visible; take action; "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"

THRUST
The act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

WARMTH Mike Smallman
A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

7 Letters

GETAWAY Mike Smallman
A rapid escape (as by criminals); "the thieves made a clean getaway"; "after the expose he had to take it on the lam"

IMPETUS Mike Smallman
The act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"

IMPULSE
The act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"

SPEEDUP Mike Smallman
Cause to move faster; "He accelerated the car"

8 Letters

ACTIVITY Mike Smallman
Any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

CATALYST Mike Smallman
Something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"

MOMENTUM
The product of a body's mass and its velocity; "the momentum of the particles was deduced from meteoritic velocities"

PERTNESS Mike Smallman
Quality of being lively and confident; "there was a pertness about her that attracted him"

PRESSURE SURINDER SOBTI
The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

STIMULUS
Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

VELOCITY Mike Smallman
Distance travelled per unit time

VIVACITY Mike Smallman
Characterized by high spirits and animation

9 Letters

ANIMATION Mike Smallman
The making of animated cartoons

BRISKNESS Mike Smallman
Liveliness and eagerness; "he accepted with alacrity"; "the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him"

IMPELLENT Mike Smallman
Forcing forward or onward; impelling; "an impellent power"; "an impellent cause"

IMPULSION
The act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"

INCENTIVE
A positive motivational influence

LUSTINESS Mike Smallman
The property of being strong and healthy in constitution

PERKINESS Mike Smallman
Inappropriate playfulness

STIMULANT Mike Smallman
Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

10 Letters

COMPULSION Mike Smallman
Using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"

ENTHUSIASM Mike Smallman
A feeling of excitement

INCITATION Mike Smallman
An act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating; "the incitement of mutiny"

INCITEMENT Mike Smallman
An act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating; "the incitement of mutiny"

LIVELINESS Mike Smallman
Animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

MOTIVATION Mike Smallman
The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

PROPELLANT Mike Smallman
Any substance that propels

PROPULSION Mike Smallman
The act of propelling

QUICKENING Mike Smallman
The act of accelerating; increasing the speed

ROBUSTNESS Mike Smallman
The property of being strong and healthy in constitution

11 Letters

ADVANCEMENT SURINDER SOBTI
Gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"

IMPETUOSITY Mike Smallman
Rash impulsiveness

INSPIRATION Mike Smallman
The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

INSTIGATION
Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

JOIEDEVIVRE Mike Smallman
A keen enjoyment of living

MOTIVEPOWER Mike Smallman
The power or ability to move

PROVOCATION SURINDER SOBTI
Unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

PROVOCATIVE Mike Smallman
Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope

STIMULATION Mike Smallman
The act of arousing an organism to action

ZESTFULNESS Mike Smallman
Vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

12 Letters

ACCELERATION Mike Smallman
The act of accelerating; increasing the speed

DRIVINGFORCE Mike Smallman
The act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

SPIRITEDNESS Mike Smallman
Quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

13 Letters

ENCOURAGEMENT Mike Smallman
The act of giving hope or support to someone

14 Letters

IMPELLINGFORCE Mike Smallman

17 Letters

IRRESISTIBLEFORCE Mike Smallman

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