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impressionability

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. The quality of being impressionable; susceptibility to impressions; great sensibility.

Etymologies

impression +‎ -ability (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the “creative temperament.” — it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.

    The Great Gatsby

  • This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the “creative temperament.” — it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.

    The Great Gatsby

  • Such an unfocussed and scatter-gun assault is already pressing sympathetic buttons, and profiting from the usual heavy-footed public relations blundering of the municipal authorities, and the straight-man impressionability of patronizing editorialists.

    Conrad Black: My Manifesto For the Occupy Movement

  • I'd say the Times is directed at mature readers, not kids ... though I often question the maturity and impressionability of it's target audience.

    Poor Representation

  • They are children at that age where impressionability is at its peak and their vulnerability to influences equally so.

    Corrin Varady: All in the Name of National Interest

  • After following these children for more than a decade, King says, I have a lot more respect for the impressionability of the fetus.

    Origins

  • This impressionability made him a poor political historian but a fabulous bellwether of the mood on the street—specifically, of the mood that Hezbollah was trying to cultivate at any given time.

    A Privilege to Die

  • One of the greatest luxuries of our youth is our impressionability.

    David Bledin: Cappuccinos With Mussolini

  • Age acts as a check on impressionability at the same time as compounding instinct, and in this instance the two have combined to leave me resoundingly nonplussed by the sort of achievement that will quite probably be surpassed come another twelve months or so.

    20 something

  • I kept glancing at the faces of the dead cautiously, distrusting my impressionability.

    Bobok

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