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
Examples of impressive in a Sentence
He has an impressive vocabulary for a 10-year-old.
Her first performance was very impressive.
He has an impressive manner.
Recent Examples of impressive from the Web
In fact, right now, the majority of the dynamic weather models are showing no 90-degree days in the first half of June, which is impressive for this area.
While Putin has restored the Kremlin’s geopolitical swagger with military forays into Syria and Ukraine, his economic record has been less impressive of late.
But even with all of the drama that came with Durant's decision, the results have been impressive.
His second was especially impressive, a line shot over the center field fence 405 feet away from home plate.
Another impressive double winner was Poway High’s Jarett Chinn, who first dominated the 1,600 at 4:14.91 before coming back to score a tough double by winning the 800 in 1:54.54.
The combination, on top of a technologically impressive set of products, has given AWS an enviable list of customers at the cutting edge of technology, including Netflix, Airbnb and Slack.
An impressive Bose Panaray audio system sings with 34 speakers (again, not a typo).
To put it in numerical perspective, the ultra thin bezels around the display of the phone result in a hugely impressive screen-to-body ratio of 80%.
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Synonym Discussion of impressive
IMPRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impressive for English Language Learners
: deserving attention, admiration, or respect : making a good impression
IMPRESSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of impressive for Students
: having the power to impress the mind or feelings especially in a positive way an impressive speech
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