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Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being impressive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or quality of being impressive.

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

  • n. splendid or imposing in size or appearance
  • n. the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

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Examples

  • I think it is the same element of impressiveness which is suggested in the figure of the advancing wave.

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  • Even in such a dim light as now displayed it to us, and by increasing the depth and unseen dangers of the gorge gave a kind of impressiveness to our movements, a nervous woman need not have feared to tread it, I wondered how often Mademoiselle had passed along it with her milk-pitcher.

    Under the Red Robe

  • I know not how many hundred years old it is, but everything of Gothic origin has a faculty of conveying the idea of age; whereas classic forms seem to have nothing to do with time, and so lose the kind of impressiveness that arises from suggestions of decay and the past.

    Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete

  • The first thought I had after the impressiveness wore off was, we really screwed up by losing that technology and expertise.

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  • He had the lights down low, adding to the impressiveness of the display.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • "That," he said, and said without the slightest hint of impressiveness, "that came from a mammoth."

    A RELIC OF THE PLIOCENE

  • Usually video seems a better mechanism for explaining the impressiveness of the so-called "slam dunk" than a still image, but I think Wednesday night was the exception.

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  • Guests had been arriving at the wedding in transportation modes of varying impressiveness.

    Crossed

  • "Yes," he whispered, with just the faintest touch of impressiveness.

    Chapter XIV

  • But, again, it fell short of what we would call "impressiveness."

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