from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or practicing impressionism.
- adj. Of, relating to, or predicated on impression as opposed to reason or fact: impressionistic memories of early childhood.
- adj. Impressionable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to or characterized by impressionism.
- adj. Based on impression rather than reason or fact; based on trying to impress somebody rather than trying for accuracy.
- adj. Impressible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the impressionists; characterized by impressionism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
- adj. relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
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On the radio, he presents his observations about the marsh in short, impressionistic essays.
It is the prime example of Colette's prose style, which has been described as impressionistic in reference to its precise, sensual style whose economy also strikes the reader as elliptical.
I have no knowledge of Marx, and have been criticized by Marxist historians for having a historical approach that they have described as impressionistic and unsystematic.
The smooth-faced physician represents the buoyant, the romantic, what one might almost call the impressionistic strain in the medical profession.
Among those who favor the so-called impressionistic view are Weir, Twachtman, and Robinson,  three landscape-painters of undeniable power.
It has been called impressionistic; Velasquez has been claimed as the father of impressionism as Stendhal was hailed by Zola as the literary progenitor of naturalism.
Her style could be called impressionistic, but she has a different label.
They are impressionistic, which is meant to leave each person who sees them to form their own interpretation of what various parts of the windows are saying.
The ink outlines may be crudely etched, the style described as impressionistic, at best.
Confident that he could "read the mind behind each book," Kazin provides evocative portraits of William Dean Howells, Theodore Dreiser and many other literary figures, along with "impressionistic" evaluations of their books.