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impressionableness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being impressionable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being impressionable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Impressionability.

Etymologies

impressionable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Knight led her about, and being by this time accustomed to her sudden changes of mood, overlooked the necessity of a cause in regarding the conditions — impressionableness and elasticity.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Arthur's gallant, and he's impressionable -- but he's fastidious, and fastidiousness is always the check on impressionableness.

    Alice Adams

  • The gentle, stroking delight in this universe that Dr. Holmes took all his days, his contagious gladness in it and approval of it, his impressionableness to its moods -- its Oliver-Wendell ones, -- who really denies in his soul that this capacity of Dr. Holmes to enjoy, this delicate, ceaseless tasting with sense and spirit of the essence of life, was the very substance of his culture?

    The Lost Art of Reading

  • It proclaimed itself in a quick impressionableness to sound, a delicately-strung ear, and an acute perception of rhythm.

    Joseph Haydn

  • He kept, to the last, his own manner of brooding and creating, within the limits of a poetic impressionableness which instinctively viewed the material world and the life of the soul in substantially similar fashion.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

  • The latter was a well-nourished, rosy-cheeked lad, with a quick, merry eye, but betraying his intense impressionableness.

    The Created Legend

  • She had immediately sung her way into the hearts of Berlin music-lovers, provided that you care to call a mixture of snobbishness, sophisticated impressionableness and goose-like imitativeness -- heart.

    The Indian Lily and Other Stories

  • Knight led her about, and being by this time accustomed to her sudden changes of mood, overlooked the necessity of a cause in regarding the conditions -- impressionableness and elasticity.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • This hardness, if one must give the quality a name that only imperfectly describes it, sprang not from any original want of impressionableness or sensibility of nature, but partly from the relentless buffetings which he had to endure at the hands of fortune, and partly from the preponderance which had been given to the rational side of his mind by long habits of sedulous and accurate study.

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) Essay 4: Joseph de Maistre

  • His impressionableness was of the valuable positive kind, which adds and assimilates new elements from many quarters, without disturbing the organic structure of the whole.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 3 (of 3) Essay 2: The Death of Mr Mill - Essay 3: Mr Mill's Autobiography

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