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Definition 1: making a strong or vivid impression - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where impressive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an impressive ceremony

(impressive is similar to ...) inspiring awe or admiration or wonder

"New York is an amazing city" "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight" "the awesome complexity of the universe" "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath" "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

(impressive is similar to ...) extraordinarily big or impressive

"a thundering success" "the thundering silence of what was left unsaid"

(impressive is similar to ...) notably out of the ordinary

"the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"

(impressive is similar to ...) suitable for or like a palace

"palatial furnishings" "a palatial yacht"

(impressive is similar to ...) intellectually or emotionally overwhelming

"a mind-boggling display" "a mind-boggling puzzle"

(impressive is similar to ...) impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval

(impressive is similar to ...) characterized by grandeur

"the brilliant court life at Versailles" "a glorious work of art" "magnificent cathedrals" "the splendid coronation ceremony"

(impressive is similar to ...) having or displaying great dignity or nobility

"a gallant pageant" "lofty ships" "majestic cities" "proud alpine peaks"

(impressive is similar to ...) extremely impressive in strength or excellence

"a formidable opponent" "the challenge was formidable" "had a formidable array of compositions to his credit" "the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal"

(impressive is similar to ...) of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope

"an expansive lifestyle" "in the grand manner" "collecting on a grand scale" "heroic undertakings"

(impressive is similar to ...) sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

"a dramatic sunset" "a dramatic pause" "a spectacular display of northern lights" "it was a spectacular play" "his striking good looks always created a sensation"

(impressive is similar to ...) amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning

"the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps" "these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth" "adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"

(impressive is similar to ...) impressive in appearance

"a baronial mansion" "an imposing residence" "a noble tree" "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses" "stately columns"

(impressive is similar to ...) so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm

"such an enormous response was astonishing" "an astounding achievement" "the amount of money required was staggering" "suffered a staggering defeat" "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"

(impressive is similar to ...) commanding attention

"an arresting drawing of people turning into animals" "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten" "a stunning performance"

(means also ...) arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

"she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"

Definition 2: producing a strong effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impressive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gave an impressive performance as Othello
  • a telling gesture

Synonyms for impressive in the sense of this definition

(impressive is similar to ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

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