[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 unimpressionableasleep
Examples from the Web for unimpressionable
Historical Examples of unimpressionable
Again that picture came to him—unimpressionable as his life had rendered him.
If he is young, he likes brilliance; old, he is unimpressionable.
He was bright as a diamond, and as cutting, and also as unimpressionable.
There were a dozen women she might have had with her, unimpressionable women.
But unimpressionable natures are not so soon softened, nor are natural antipathies so readily eradicated.
British Dictionary definitions for unimpressionable
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 unimpressionable
1836, formed on French model, from impression + -able. Earlier was impressible (1620s).
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