American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Making a strong or vivid impression; striking or remarkable: an impressive ceremony.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making or tending to make an impression; having the power of affecting or of exciting attention and feeling; adapted to touch the feelings or the conscience: as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
- Capable of being impressed; susceptible; impressible.
- Synonyms Moving, stirring, affecting, touching, powerful.
- In psychology, directed inward; producing an internal effect, or carrying a meaning for the subject of the experience: opposed to expressive. See method of expression .
- adj. 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.
- adj. Capable of being impressed.
- adj. appealing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 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
- adj. obsolete Capable of being impressed.
- adj. producing a strong effect
- adj. making a strong or vivid impression
“On the call, the British officers discussed efforts to assist U.S. investigations into hackers, some of whom are also facing charges in the U.K. They discussed what they described as impressive investigative work to recover data from hard drives of suspects.”
“Boston College may be undefeated so far this year, but it's hard to gauge exactly how good the Eagles are heading into Saturday's ACC opener against Virginia Tech. Triumphs over Weber State and Kent State aren't exactly what you call impressive nonconference wins.”
“In an interview, Lisa Bacus, American Family's VP-Marketing, said Ogilvy won the account, in part, because of what she described as impressive proprietary research into insurance consumers.”
“I'm sure if some uber-Lord of the Rings or Godfather fans decided to reenact something from one of the movies you'd call it "impressive" or at the very least "geeky,”
“More impressive is that she must have known who you were to beckon you over!”
“As I see it, the economics profession went astray because economists, as a group, mistook beauty, clad in impressive-looking mathematics, for truth.”
“They took game two of the National League Championship series in impressive fashion, beating the San Francisco Giants six to one.”
“For the planning grants, especially impressive is that fourteen of the winners are receiving not only TIGER II grants but also coordinated Sustainable Community Challenge Grants from HUD; these can be used for localized planning efforts, such as development around a transit stop and zone or building code updates and improvements.”
“What's even more impressive is how Fisher pulled this off while hiring so many new coaches in December and getting them all on the road when recruiting resumed in January.”
“What's impressive is how well he describes without judging.”
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