Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Susceptible to impressions; malleable: impressible young minds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being impressed; susceptible of receiving impression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being impressed; susceptible; sensitive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being impressed; susceptible of receiving impression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. easily impressed or influenced

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I would think that a ROTC unit at a major university would do a better job to bring the respectable speaker to talk to impressible young adults.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Visible (the sort left by a bloody thumb on a white wall), impressible (left in pliable material, like plastic explosive), and latent (hidden to the unaided eye).

    The Burning Wire

  • But Brennan eschews the role of the knowledgeable or even impressible guide: he cannot even pretend to be able to answer all the questions we might have.

    Monument Manoeuvre « Squares of Wheat

  • The more efficient causes of progress seem to consist of a good education during youth whilst the brain is impressible, and of a high standard of excellence, inculcated by the ablest and best men, embodied in the laws, customs and traditions of the nation, and enforced by public opinion.

    Cue outrage in three, two, oneā€¦

  • Curious to know whether this prostrate figure was the one impressible man of the whole capital who had been stricken insensible by the terrors revealed to him, and whose form had been placed in the car by the charioteer, from motives of humanity, I followed the procession.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • And now the neighbourhood, waking up and beginning to hear of what has happened, comes streaming in, half dressed, to ask questions; and the two policemen and the helmet (who are far less impressible externally than the court) have enough to do to keep the door.

    Bleak House

  • Still, the porter of that institution is of an obese habit, and, according to the best of my observation of him, not very impressible.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • He is a little gay, a thing Society is accustomed to in young men, and he is very impressible.

    Little Dorrit

  • It always affected his imagination as wrathful, mysterious, and sad; and his imagination was sufficiently impressible to see the whole neighbourhood under some tinge of its dark shadow.

    Little Dorrit

  • The Collegians as a body were not easily impressible, but even they, according to their various ways of wondering, appeared to find in the two brothers a sight to wonder at.

    Little Dorrit

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.