imposing


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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 ?
He was neither rich nor great, young nor handsome, in no respect what is called fascinating, imposing, or brilliant, and yet he was as attractive as a genial fire, and people seemed to gather about him as naturally as about a warm hearth.
It was larger and more imposing and its minister was better paid.
The trained bodies of the troops threw themselves quickly into solid masses, endeavoring to awe their assailants by the imposing appearance of a military front.
All, as they approached, looked upward at the imposing edifice, which was henceforth to assume its rank among the habitations of mankind.
Surveyor Pue, emphatically nodding the head that looked so imposing within its memorable wig; "do this, and the profit shall be all your own You will shortly need it; for it is not in your days as it was in mine, when a man's office was a life-lease, and oftentimes an heirloom.
In some particulars, perhaps, the most imposing physiognomical view to be had of the Sperm Whale, is that of the full front of his head.
So they drove downtown and stopped before an imposing granite building, in which they interviewed an official, who had the papers all ready, with only the names to be filled in.
Of the chief feature of the feast -- the huge wild boar that lay stretched out so portly and imposing at the start -- nothing was left but the semblance of a hoop-skirt; and he was but the type and symbol of what had hap- pened to all the other dishes.
She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace.
True, the knife would not cut anything, but it was a "sure-enough" Barlow, and there was inconceivable grandeur in that -- though where the Western boys ever got the idea that such a weapon could possibly be counterfeited to its injury is an imposing mystery and will always remain so, perhaps.
You'll like her; she writes," whispered Huldah to Rebecca the first morning at prayers, where the faculty sat in an imposing row on the front seats.
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!