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impressionable

[ im-presh-uh-nuh-buhl, -presh-nuh- ]
/ ɪmˈprɛʃ ə nə bəl, -ˈprɛʃ nə- /
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adjective

easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.
capable of being impressed.

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Origin of impressionable

1825–35; impression + -able; compare French impressionnable

OTHER WORDS FROM impressionable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impressionable

impressionable , impressive
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British Dictionary definitions for impressionable

impressionable
/ (ɪmˈprɛʃənəbəl, -ˈprɛʃnə-) /

adjective

easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influencean impressionable child; an impressionable age

Derived forms of impressionable

impressionability or impressionableness, noun
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