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Webster 1913 Edition


Impressive

Im-press′ive

(ĭm-prĕs′ĭv)
,
Adj.
[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
discourse; an
impressive
scene.
Im-press′ive-ly
,
adv.
Im-press′ive-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Impressive

IMPRESS'IVE

,
Adj.
Making or tending to make an impression; having the power of affecting, or of exciting attention and feeling; adapted to touch sensibility or the conscience; as an impressive discourse; an impressive scene.
1.
Capable of being impressed; susceptible.

Definition 2022


impressive

impressive

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Adjective

impressive (comparative more impressive, superlative most impressive)

  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 discourse; an impressive scene.
  2. Capable of being impressed.
  3. Appealing.

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