Definitions for: Impressive


[adj] producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
[adj] making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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