adjective \im-ˈpre-siv\

: deserving attention, admiration, or respect : making a good impression

Full Definition of IMPRESSIVE

:  making or tending to make a marked impression :  having the power to excite attention, awe, or admiration <an impressive display of skill>
im·pres·sive·ly adverb
im·pres·sive·ness noun

Examples of IMPRESSIVE

  1. He has an impressive vocabulary for a 10-year-old.
  2. Her first performance was very impressive.
  3. He has an impressive manner.

First Known Use of IMPRESSIVE



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