imposing

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

Origin of imposing

1
First recorded in 1645–55; impose + -ing2

Other words for imposing

Other words from imposing

  • im·pos·ing·ly, adverb
  • im·pos·ing·ness, noun

Words Nearby imposing

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British Dictionary definitions for imposing

imposing

/ (ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. grand or impressive: an imposing building

Derived forms of imposing

  • imposingly, adverb
  • imposingness, noun

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