- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. imposing, awesome, majestic, stately, moving, stirring, weighty, large. See feeling, ostentation.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Striking]Syn. stirring, moving, inspiring, effective, affecting, telling, eloquent, thrilling, exciting, intense, rousing, well-done, well-organized, dramatic, absorbing, deep, profound, penetrating, convincing, persuasive, powerful, memorable, remarkable, consequential, extraordinary, notable, admirable, awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, awesome, resounding, high-sounding, important, imposing, formidable, momentous, vital, big-time*; see also striking .Ant. dull*, uninteresting, common.2. [Grand]Syn. majestic, noble, stately; see grand 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.effective, powerful, striking, awesome, extraordinary, profound, dramatic, imposing, moving, wondrous, admirable, momentous, breathtaking.ANT.: unimpressive, *blah, *ho-hum, ordinaryIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Exciting a deep, usually somber response: affecting, moving, poignant, stirring, touching. See TOUCH.
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Impressive — Im*press ive ([i^]m*pr[e^]s [i^]v), a. [Cf. F. impressif.] 1. 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
impressive — I adjective absorbing, assuring, awe inspiring, commanding, considerable, electrifying, eloquent, enthusiastic, exciting, fervent, formidable, grand, important, imposing, influential, magnificent, majestic, major, memorable, momentous, moving,… … Law dictionary
impressive — (adj.) 1570s, capable of being easily impressed, from IMPRESS (Cf. impress) + IVE (Cf. ive). Meaning capable of making an impression on the mind or senses is from 1775. Related: Impressively; impressiveness … Etymology dictionary
impressive — *moving, affecting, poignant, touching, pathetic Analogous words: imposing, majestic, august, noble, magnificent, grandiose, *grand: sublime, superb, glorious, *splendid: striking, arresting, remarkable, *noticeable Antonyms: unimpressive… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
impressive — [adj] powerful, influential absorbing, affecting, arresting, august, awe inspiring, consequential, cool*, deep*, dramatic, effective, eloquent, excited, exciting, extraordinary, forcible, grand, impassioned, important, imposing, inspiring,… … New thesaurus
impressive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill. DERIVATIVES impressively adverb impressiveness noun … English terms dictionary
impressive — [im pres′iv] adj. having or tending to have a strong effect on the mind or emotions; eliciting wonder or admiration impressively adv. impressiveness n … English World dictionary
impressive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ make sth ▪ … Collocations dictionary
impressive — im|pres|sive [ ım presıv ] adjective ** if something is impressive you admire it, for example because it is very good, large, or shows great skill: The list of their achievements is pretty impressive. an impressive performance Freeman is… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
impressive */*/ — UK [ɪmˈpresɪv] / US adjective if something is impressive, you admire it, for example because it is very good, large, or shows great skill The list of their achievements is pretty impressive. an impressive performance Freeman is impressive in the… … English dictionary
impressive — im|pres|sive W3 [ımˈpresıv] adj something that is impressive makes you admire it because it is very good, large, important etc ▪ Among the guests was an impressive array of authors and critics. ▪ the remains of an impressive Roman villa… … Dictionary of contemporary English