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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imposing mean? 

IMPOSING (adjective)
  The adjective IMPOSING has 2 senses:

1. impressive in appearance
2. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

  Familiarity information: IMPOSING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPOSING (adjective)

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Impressive in appearance


baronial; imposing; noble; stately

Context examples:

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


impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)

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Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person


distinguished; imposing; magisterial; grand

Context examples:

his distinguished bearing / the monarch's imposing presence / she reigned in magisterial beauty


dignified (having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance)

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