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imposing

[ im-poh-zing ]
/ ɪmˈpoʊ zɪŋ /
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adjective
very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.: Notre Dame, Rheims, and other imposing cathedrals of France.
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Origin of imposing

First recorded in 1645–55; impose + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM imposing

im·pos·ing·ly, adverbim·pos·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for imposing

imposing
/ (ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ) /

adjective
grand or impressivean imposing building

Derived forms of imposing

imposingly, adverbimposingness, noun
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