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impressionability

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being impressionable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being impressionable.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

impression +‎ -ability

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.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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