[im-presh-uh-nuh-buhl, -presh-nuh-] ||
easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.
capable of being impressed.
Origin of impressionable
1825–35; impressionRelated formsim·pres·sion·a·bil·i·ty, im·pres·sion·a·ble·ness, nounim·pres·sion·a·bly, adverbnon·im·pres·sion·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·im·pres·sion·a·ble, adjectivenon·im·pres·sion·a·ble·ness, nouno·ver·im·pres·sion·a·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·im·pres·sion·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·im·pres·sion·a·ble·ness, nouno·ver·im·pres·sion·a·bly, adverbun·im·pres·sion·a·ble, adjective
; compare French impressionnable
Synonyms for impressionable
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for impressionabilitynervousness
Examples from the Web for impressionability
Historical Examples of impressionability
If there are qualities common to all they are impressionability and capacity for affection.
Harriet P's impressionability was put to a very useful purpose.
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.
I kept glancing at the faces of the dead cautiously, distrusting my impressionability.
British Dictionary definitions for impressionability
Derived Formsimpressionability or impressionableness, noun
easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influencean impressionable child; an impressionable age
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Word Origin and History for impressionability
1836, formed on French model, from impression + -able. Earlier was impressible (1620s).
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