[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 impressionable
An 18-year-old Swedish rapper/Internet meme has inspired legions of impressionable teens to get based in bucket hats.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’
January 4, 2015
Headmasters are in a unique position of power to mold the minds of impressionable young students.Headmasters Behaving Badly
November 29, 2014
Sadly, some impressionable young listeners will internalize this “advice.”Is This Country Star the New Wendy Davis?
November 8, 2014
Education remains first and foremost a device for drilling party ideology into impressionable minds.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More
November 30, 2013
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.”Book Bag: Megan Abbott’s Five Dangerous Mentors
August 27, 2013
Tony Cornish had also been young in those days, and impressionable.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
She was an impressionable young person and her papa was very wealthy.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
It is better for mankind to be impressionable than reflective.Notes on My Books
He was a younger man than Lockwood, with an impressionable erudition.Erik Dorn
I was at a most impressionable age when I was transplanted to the new soil.The Promised Land
- easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influencean impressionable child; an impressionable age
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Word Origin and History for impressionable
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