impressionable

adjective im·pres·sion·able \ im-ˈpre-sh(ə-)nə-bəl \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of impressionable

: capable of being easily impressed

impressionability

play \im-ˌpre-sh(ə-)nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of impressionable in a Sentence

  1. The teacher was accused of forcing his political beliefs on impressionable teenagers.

  2. The book had a profound effect on his impressionable young mind.

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First Known Use of impressionable

1836

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IMPRESSIONABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of impressionable for English Language Learners

  • : easy to influence


IMPRESSIONABLE Defined for Kids

impressionable

adjective im·pres·sion·able \ im-ˈpre-shə-nə-bəl \

Definition of impressionable for Students

: easy to impress or influence
  • impressionable teenagers

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