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
The bulk of her earnings — $54.7 million, to be precise — came from the Formation World Tour, Billboard reports, but the superstar also garnered impressive profits from record sales, streaming revenues, and publishing royalties.
Being a defender, Bernstein's impressive statistics are not about scoring goals, but protecting the other team from scoring them.
But will the oven and its $12 meals be impressive enough to earn a spot on customers’ countertops and in their budgets?
McConnell’s track record of disagreeing with Trump but continuing to support him is impressive.
George and Amal Clooney's twins have made quite an impressive debut.
Even shortlisted women with impressive CVs may still be assumed to be less competent, are challenged, sometimes excessively, and therefore have less time to present a coherent and compelling talk.
The win was an impressive showing from Louisville City FC after last weekend’s disappointing loss to Harrisburg City.
Pretty impressive for a kid who was introduced to baseball almost by accident.
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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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