impressionable

[im-presh-uh-nuh-buhl, -presh-nuh-]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. imprescriptible,
  2. impress,
  3. impressed,
  4. impressible,
  5. impression,
  6. impressionism,
  7. impressionist,
  8. impressionistic,
  9. impressive,
  10. impressive aphasia

Origin of impressionable

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

Related forms
Can be confusedimpressionable impressive

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British Dictionary definitions for impressionable

impressionable

adjective

easily influenced or characterized by susceptibility to influencean impressionable child; an impressionable age
Derived Formsimpressionability or impressionableness, noun

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Word Origin and History for impressionable

impressionable

adj.

1836, formed on French model, from impression + -able. Earlier was impressible (1620s).

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