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im·pres·sive

 (ĭm-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Making a strong positive impression; inspiring admiration or awe: an impressive achievement.

im·pres′sive·ly adv.
im·pres′sive·ness n.

impressive

(ɪmˈprɛsɪv)
adj
capable of impressing, esp by size, magnificence, etc; awe-inspiring; commanding
imˈpressively adv
imˈpressiveness n

im•pres•sive

(ɪmˈprɛs ɪv)

adj.
arousing admiration or respect.
[1585–95]
im•pres′sive•ly, adv.
im•pres′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
moving - arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion; "she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne
unimpressive - not capable of impressing
2.impressive - producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"

impressive

adjective grand, striking, splendid, good, great (informal), fine, affecting, powerful, exciting, wonderful, excellent, dramatic, outstanding, stirring, superb, first-class, marvellous (informal), terrific (informal), awesome, world-class, admirable, first-rate, forcible, gee-whizz (slang) The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
ordinary, uninspiring, unimpressive, unmemorable, unimposing, weak

impressive

adjective
Exciting a deep, usually somber response:
Translations
مُؤَثِّرٌمُؤَثِّر، رائِع
působivývnímavý
imponerende
vaikuttava
impresivan
áhrifamikill
印象的な
인상적인
prepričljiv
imponerande
น่าประทับใจ
gây ấn tượng

impressive

[ɪmˈprɛsɪv] adjimpressionnant(e)

impressive

adjbeeindruckend; performance, speech, ceremony, personality alsoeindrucksvoll; (in size) building, person alsoimposant

impressive

[ɪmˈprɛsɪv] adj (person, achievement) → notevole; (occasion, event) → di notevole imponenza; (building) → imponente

impress

(imˈpres) verb
1. to cause feelings of admiration etc in (a person). I was impressed by his good behaviour.
2. (with on or upon) to stress (something to someone). I must impress upon you the need for silence.
3. to fix (a fact etc in the mind). She re-read the plans in order to impress the details on her memory.
4. make (a mark) on something by pressing. a footprint impressed in the sand.
imˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. the idea or effect produced in someone's mind by a person, experience etc. The film made a great impression on me.
2. a vague idea. I have the impression that he's not pleased.
3. the mark left by an object on another object. The dog left an impression of its paws in the wet cement.
4. a single printing of a book etc.
imˈpressive (-siv) adjective
(negative unimpressive) making a great impression on a person's mind, feelings etc. an impressive ceremony.
imˈpressively adverb
imˈpressiveness noun
be under the impression (that)
to have the (often wrong) feeling or idea that. I was under the impression that you were paying for this meal.

impressive

مُؤَثِّرٌ působivý imponerende beeindruckend εντυπωσιακός admirable vaikuttava impressionnant impresivan impressionante 印象的な 인상적인 indrukwekkend imponerende imponujący impressionante впечатляющий imponerande น่าประทับใจ etkileyici gây ấn tượng 感人的

impressive

a. impresionante.
References in classic literature ?
Doubtless," said the Philosopher to himself, as he walked away, "the wisdom of fools is no deeper nor truer than ours, but they really do seem to have a more impressive way of imparting it.
The women cried over Cathy, so did even those stern warriors, the Rocky Mountain Rangers; Shekels was there, and the Cid, and Sardanapalus, and Potter, and Mongrel, and Sour-Mash, Famine, and Pestilence, and Cathy kissed them all and wept; details of the several arms of the garrison were present to represent the rest, and say good-bye and God bless you for all the soldiery; and there was a special squad from the Seventh, with the oldest veteran at its head, to speed the Seventh's Child with grand honors and impressive ceremonies; and the veteran had a touching speech by heart, and put up his hand in salute and tried to say it, but his lips trembled and his voice broke, but Cathy bent down from the saddle and kissed him on the mouth and turned his defeat to victory, and a cheer went up.
If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive.
Then he stepped from the stand, leaving a startled and impressive hush behind him instead of the customary explosion of cheers and party cries.
I suppose they--the flights and flourishes--are desirable, and I regret not being able to supply them; but at the same time I cannot help thinking that simple things are always the most impressive, and that books are easier to understand when they are written in plain language, though perhaps I have no right to set up an opinion on such a matter.
Next morning they all assembled for the final parting, and many of the officials and courtiers came to look upon the impressive ceremonies.
I hope,' said the impressive lady, 'I am incapable of it.
There is something more impressive in it; I shall be better able to criticise myself and improve my style.
Here they go through a wild fantastic ceremonial; strongly resembling the religious dance of the Shaking Quakers; but from its enthusiasm, much more striking and impressive.
The only person, of course, that could remonstrate with telling effect was our captain, himself a man of dare-devil tradition; and really, for me, who knew under whom I was serving, those were impressive scenes.
Ellis was still a living patriarch, with an impressive head always covered by a velvet skull cap, for which he would apologize to public meetings in a very courtly manner.
At last I can do justice to the exquisite conception of his 'Conquest of Granada', a study of history which, in unique measure, conveys not only the pathos, but the humor of one of the most splendid and impressive situations in the experience of the race.