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Wordnet 3.0


1. making a strong or vivid impression;
- Example: "an impressive ceremony"

2. producing a strong effect;
- Example: "gave an impressive performance as Othello"
- Example: "a telling gesture"
[syn: impressive, telling]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impressive \Im*press"ive\ ([i^]m*pr[e^]s"[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. impressif.] 1. Making, or tending to make, an impression; having power to impress; adapted to excite attention and feeling, to touch the sensibilities, or affect the conscience; as, an impressive discourse; an impressive scene. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being impressed. [Obs.] --Drayton. -- Im*press"ive*ly, adv. -- Im*press"ive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impressive adj 1: making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony" [ant: unimpressive] 2: producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture" [syn: impressive, telling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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