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Making a strong positive impression; inspiring admiration or awe: an impressive achievement.

im·pres′sive·ly adv.
im·pres′sive·ness n.
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Noun1.impressiveness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
excellence - the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
expansiveness, expansivity - a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand; "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
majesty, stateliness, loftiness - impressiveness in scale or proportion
2.impressiveness - the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
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(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.
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Her hand and wrist were so finely formed that she could wear sleeves not less bare of style than those in which the Blessed Virgin appeared to Italian painters; and her profile as well as her stature and bearing seemed to gain the more dignity from her plain garments, which by the side of provincial fashion gave her the impressiveness of a fine quotation from the Bible,--or from one of our elder poets,--in a paragraph of to-day's newspaper.
"Well, you see, sir," he continued, instinctively lowering his voice to a confidential impressiveness, "he married an actress; a noble lady too she was, a fine dashing merry lady as ever you saw.
The impressiveness was habitual and not for show, for spectators were few.
The discourse was resumed presently, but it went lame and halting, all possibility of impressiveness being at an end; for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, under cover of some remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely facetious thing.
Nothing could awe the Patchwork Girl, and although the Woozy was somewhat uneasy in these splendid surroundings the Glass Cat was delighted with the sumptuousness of the court and the impressiveness of the occasion--pretty big words but quite expressive.
She had dark and abundant hair, so glossy that it threw off the sunshine with a gleam; and a face which, besides being beautiful from regularity of feature and richness of complexion, had the impressiveness belonging to a marked brow and deep black eyes.
"May it please the court, the claim given the front place, the claim most persistently urged, the claim most strenuously and I may even say aggressively and defiantly insisted upon by the prosecution is this--that the person whose hand left the bloodstained fingerprints upon the handle of the Indian knife is the person who committed the murder." Wilson paused, during several moments, to give impressiveness to what he was about to say, and then added tranquilly, "WE GRANT THAT CLAIM."
"Yes," he whispered, with just the faintest touch of impressiveness.
If only it were possible to assemble the hundred or more telephone buildings of New York in one vast plaza, and if the two thousand clerks and three thousand maintenance men and six thousand girl operators were to march to work each morning with bands and banners, then, perhaps, there might be the necessary quality of impressiveness by which any large idea must always be imparted to the public mind.
Valentin made a bow which must have seemed to Mademoiselle Noemie quite in harmony with the impressiveness of his title, but the graceful brevity of her own response made no concession to underbred surprise.
It may have been a weakness, but if so, it was equally the weakness, I believe, of King Frederick of Prussia.' These remarks being offered to Mr George Sampson, who had not the courage to come out for single combat, but lurked with his chest under the table and his eyes cast down, Mrs Wilfer proceeded, in a voice of increasing sternness and impressiveness, until she should force that skulker to give himself up.
And he assured me with so much impressiveness that he would countermand the later letters, which would be held over at Bistritz until due time in case chance would admit of my prolonging my stay, that to oppose him would have been to create new suspicion.