Thesaurus

impressive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of impressive

  1. having the power to affect the feelings or sympathies an impressive play about a loving family attempting to lift themselves out of poverty Synonyms of impressive affecting, emotional, impactful, moving, poignant, stirring, touchingWords Related to impressive eloquent, expressive, meaningful, significant; demonstrative, excitable, feeling, passionate, responsive, sensitive; exciting, inspirational, provoking, rousing, stimulating; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); catharticNear Antonyms of impressive cold, cool, detached, dispassionate, emotionless; deadpanAntonyms of impressive unaffecting, unemotional, unimpressive

Synonym Discussion of impressive

moving, impressive, poignant, affecting, touching, pathetic mean having the power to produce deep emotion. moving may apply to any strong emotional effect including thrilling, agitating, saddening, or calling forth pity or sympathy.
    • a moving appeal for contributions
impressive implies compelling attention, admiration, wonder, or conviction.
    • an impressive list of achievements
poignant applies to what keenly or sharply affects one's sensitivities.
    • a poignant documentary on the homeless
affecting is close to moving but most often suggests pathos.
    • an affecting deathbed reunion
touching implies arousing tenderness or compassion.
    • the touching innocence in a child's eyes
pathetic implies moving to pity or sometimes contempt.
    • pathetic attempts to justify misconduct


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