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Meaning of IMPRESSIVE

Pronunciation:  im'presiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
  2. [adj]  making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
 

IMPRESSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: amazing, arresting, astonishing, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, baronial, brilliant, dazzling, dramatic, effective, effectual, efficacious, expansive, formidable, fulgurant, fulgurous, gallant, glorious, grand, grandiose, heroic, important-looking, imposing, lofty, magnificent, majestic, mind-boggling, noble, palatial, proud, sensational, signal, spectacular, splendid, staggering, stately, striking, stunning, stupefying, telling, thundering
 
 Antonyms: unimpressive
 
 See Also: moving

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*press"ive\, a. [Cf. F. impressif.]
1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to
   impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch
   the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an
   impressive discourse; an impressive scene.

2. Capable of being impressed. [Obs.] --Drayton. -
   {Im*press"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Im*press"ive*ness}, n.

 
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