impressive

[ im-pres-iv ]
/ ɪmˈprɛs ɪv /

adjective

having the ability to impress the mind; arousing admiration, awe, respect, etc.; moving; admirable: an impressive ceremony; an impressive appearance.

Origin of impressive

First recorded in 1585–95; impress1 + -ive

Related forms

Can be confused

impressionable impressive
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impressive

/ (ɪmˈprɛsɪv) /

adjective

capable of impressing, esp by size, magnificence, etc; awe-inspiring; commanding

Derived Forms

impressively, adverbimpressiveness, noun
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