American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impressive, as by virtue of size, bearing, or power: the monarch's imposing presence. See Synonyms at grand.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Impressive; commanding; stately; striking: as, an imposing manner.
- v. present participle of impose.
- adj. Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
- adj. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding.
- adj. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
- n. (Print.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See impose, v. t., 4.
- adj. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
- adj. impressive in appearance
“While the large vessel looked imposing from the outside, the interior was actually cramped.”
“Where might symmetry play a useful role in imposing First Amendment constraints on regulations of commercial speech?”
“A later statesmen, Lord Curzon, nearly prevailed in imposing some sort of order; his Polish-Russian line was as close as it ever got to ideal.”
“One senior European figure deeply involved in the discussions says the gravest fault was committed not in 2011 but in 2010: baking in private sector involvement—the euphemism for imposing losses on government bondholders—as a price for future bailouts.”
““The New York rules went too far in imposing burdensome restrictions on legal free speech that do not protect consumers,” said Greg Beck, an attorney for Public Citizen who litigated the case.”
“The hearing was solely concerned with determining whether the ICC followed the correct procedures in imposing the bans.”
“Or maybe Maryland has enviro laws that are particularly broad in imposing liability.”
“Sure, there are some important achievements, but also many tens of billions have been wasted on absurd military space projects or in imposing requirements on the Shuttle (such as its huge down range) for military manned polar recon missions from Vandenberg only to 15 years later realize an astronaut crossing the Van Allen radiation belts 4 times per LEO orbit (every 90 minutes) was not quite a good idea.”
“If the president succeeds in imposing ObamaCare, it will be a Pyrrhic victory.”
“This process has now been going on for 10 years, and will probably go on for another 10 years (unless the US succeeds in imposing another corporate stooge).”
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