Examples of imposing in a Sentence
He's an imposing man with a powerful voice.
the president of the bank is exactly the sort of imposing figure that one might expect
Recent Examples of imposing from the Web
At Oracle Arena, one of the most imposing arenas in the league, the Pistons (5-2) moved to 2-0 on this early season trip out west.
But before that matchup, the USL squad will take on an even more imposing opponent — the United States men’s national team.
After five years of being content in its role as the fun-loving, pink-mustached underdog of ride hailing, Lyft is proving to be a wily opportunist and a more imposing threat to Uber.
Still, Trump is also trying to coax the Chinese leadership into cracking down on North Korea, and so imposing tariffs may complicate that effort.
Heading into the final week of the regular season, Kunz had caught 22 passes for 499 yards and eight touchdowns, making him one of the more imposing threats in the area.
The poll, conducted for Penn State’s McCourtney Institute of Democracy, found 44 percent of people would favor imposing term limits on justices.
The Mulsanne was redesigned for 2017 with a more imposing front end dominated by a large stainless steel vertical-vane grille; it is intended to recall the great models of the past.
Defensively, the Patriots appeared the more aggressive, more physical, and more imposing group.
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First Known Use of imposing
Synonymsaugust, distingué, distinguished, dignified, portly, solemn, staid, stately
Antonymsflighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified
Related Wordsdecorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, noble
Near Antonymscoarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgar
Synonym Discussion of imposing
- a grand staircase
- magnificent paintings
- an imposing edifice
- the stately procession
- a majestic waterfall
- grandiose hydroelectric projects
- grandiose schemes
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Definition of imposing for Students
- The Army of Glinda the Good looked very grand and imposing …
- —L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
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