impactful

adjective
im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl\

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts … the visually-impactful long scar on his neck reminds you of the unfortunate incident.— Griselda Flores

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Those interactions may be brief, but can be impactful. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Church teaches nationwide youth homeless outreach in San Diego," 7 Aug. 2019 Nevertheless, the sometimes-toxic cocktail of the events themselves, social media echo chambers and the distorting factors of the 24-hour news cycle can be impactful. Ted Anthony, The Denver Post, "“You can’t just not go”: Life in public-shooting-era America," 5 Aug. 2019 Nevertheless, the sometimes-toxic cocktail of the events themselves, social media echo chambers and the distorting factors of the 24-hour news cycle can be impactful. Ted Anthony, Anchorage Daily News, "Life in public-shooting-era America: ‘You can’t just not go’," 4 Aug. 2019 This helps to determine at what point early aid actions should happen to be most impactful in minimizing the effects of extreme weather. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Is forecast-based financing the future of aid in the face of climate change?," 28 July 2019 Needless to say the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Chance the Rapper reveals surprise Lion King role," 10 July 2019 These issues are particularly impactful on the 1.1 million of us caring for post-9/11 veterans—especially those caregivers who are 30 years old or younger. Sonia Yulfo, Marie Claire, "My Dad Was Injured in Afghanistan. Now I Take Care of Him Full-Time," 12 Nov. 2018 Debut tracks are typically remembered by fans with fondness for introducing their favorite artist -- but are, in general, rarely as impactful, both sonically and commercially, as the releases Korean pop stars put out further down the road. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "SHINee Looks Back on Debut Song 'Replay' Ten Years Later," 21 June 2018 But re-signing point guard Rajon Rondo will be just as impactful on the squad's long-term success. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "Rajon Rondo on future with Pelicans: 'We'll see how it goes'," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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