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im·pos·ing

 (ĭm-pō′zĭng)
adj.
Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment: an imposing mansion; an imposing array of skills. See Synonyms at grand.

im·pos′ing·ly adv.

imposing

(ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ)
adj
grand or impressive: an imposing building.
imˈposingly adv
imˈposingness n

im•pos•ing

(ɪmˈpoʊ zɪŋ)

adj.
impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity of bearing, etc.
[1645–55]
im•pos′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imposing - impressive in appearanceimposing - impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
2.imposing - used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"
dignified - having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"

imposing

imposing

adjective
Large and impressive in size, scope, or extent:
Translations
مَهيب، جَليل
impozantní
imponerende
stórfenglegur
iespaidīgs
görkemliheybetli

imposing

[ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ] ADJimponente, impresionante

imposing

[ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ] adj [building, structure] → imposant(e); [person] → imposant(e)

imposing

adjbeeindruckend, imponierend; person, appearance, building alsostattlich, imposant

imposing

[ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ] adjimponente

imposing

(imˈpouziŋ) adjective
making a great impression; large and handsome. an imposing building.
References in classic literature ?
I mean the power of imposing taxes on all articles other than exports and imports.
For this purpose, ``he stained his hair and his whole body entirely as black as jet, so that nothing was white but his teeth,'' and succeeded in imposing himself on the king, as an Ethiopian minstrel.
It was the first large town that I had ever seen, and though it would look small compared with some of our New England factory villages, I thought it a wonderful place for its size--more imposing even than the Great House Farm!
I was startled, as if of necessity the principal beacon in the water-way of the greatest town on earth should have presented imposing proportions.
On the imposing expanse of the great estuary the traffic of the port where so much of the world's work and the world's thinking is being done becomes insignificant, scattered, streaming away in thin lines of ships stringing themselves out into the eastern quarter through the various navigable channels of which the Nore lightship marks the divergence.
The capital was furnished by himself he, in fact, constituted the company; for, though he had a board of directors, they were merely nominal; the whole business was conducted on his plans and with his resources, but he preferred to do so under the imposing and formidable aspect of a corporation, rather than in his individual name, and his policy was sagacious and effective.
The dining-room, large and well-proportioned, had windows on two sides of it, with heavy curtains of red rep; there was a big table in the middle; and at one end an imposing mahogany sideboard with a looking-glass in it.
Loose, half-drunk, imposing, the king's Musketeers, or rather M.
From fifty to sixty Musketeers, who appeared to replace one another in order always to present an imposing number, paraded constantly, armed to the teeth and ready for anything.
The day on which D'Artagnan presented himself the assemblage was imposing, particularly for a provincial just arriving from his province.
The houses on the bridge are not imposing, because there are such multitudes of people; but, nevertheless, the butchers continue to dwell there, who are wealthy folk, and married to very proper and handsome women.
Earlier, while discussing the issue of RD on tyre imports, Senator Saud Majeed said that by imposing Regulatory Duty on import of tyres would help promote local Industry, so we must protect the local industry.