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impressionistic

adjective im·pres·sion·is·tic \(ˌ)im-ˌpre-shə-ˈnis-tik\

: involving general feelings or thoughts rather than specific knowledge or facts

: of or relating to impressionism

Full Definition of IMPRESSIONISTIC

1
or im·pres·sion·ist \im-ˈpre-sh(ə-)nist\ often capitalized :  of, relating to, or constituting impressionism
2
:  based on or involving impression as distinct from expertise or fact <intuitions and impressionistic anecdotal accounts — Sidney Hook>
im·pres·sion·is·ti·cal·ly \(ˌ)im-ˌpre-shə-ˈnis-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of IMPRESSIONISTIC

  1. He wrote an impressionistic account of the battle scene.

First Known Use of IMPRESSIONISTIC

1886

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