[im-presh-uh-nuh-buh l, -presh-nuh-]
- easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.
- capable of being impressed.
Origin of impressionable
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1. receptive, responsive, suggestible.
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Examples from the Web for impressionability
If there are qualities common to all they are impressionability and capacity for affection.Another Sheaf
Harriet P's impressionability was put to a very useful purpose.The Divining Rod
It will depend on the size of the calculus, on the point where impacted, and on the impressionability of the subject.
He was not only sensitive, he was just come to the passion and impressionability of full-blooded young manhood.The Eagle's Heart
I kept glancing at the faces of the dead cautiously, distrusting my impressionability.Short Stories
- easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influencean impressionable child; an impressionable age
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Word Origin and History for impressionability
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