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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impressive mean? 

IMPRESSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective IMPRESSIVE has 2 senses:

1. making a strong or vivid impression
2. producing a strong effect

  Familiarity information: IMPRESSIVE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPRESSIVE (adjective)

Sense 1impressive [BACK TO TOP]


Making a strong or vivid impression

Context example:

an impressive ceremony


thundering (extraordinarily big or impressive)

signal (notably out of the ordinary)

palatial (suitable for or like a palace)

mind-boggling (intellectually or emotionally overwhelming)

important-looking (impressive in appearance)

grandiose (impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval)

brilliant; glorious; magnificent; splendid (characterized by grandeur)

gallant; lofty; majestic; proud (having or displaying great dignity or nobility)

formidable (extremely impressive in strength or excellence)

expansive; grand; heroic (of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope)

dramatic; spectacular; striking (sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect)

dazzling; eye-popping; fulgurant; fulgurous (amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning)

baronial; imposing; noble; stately (impressive in appearance)

astonishing; astounding; staggering; stupefying (so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm)

arresting; sensational; stunning (commanding attention)

amazing; awe-inspiring; awesome; awful; awing (inspiring awe or admiration or wonder)


moving (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion)


unimpressive (not capable of impressing)

Sense 2impressive [BACK TO TOP]


Producing a strong effect


impressive; telling

Context examples:

gave an impressive performance as Othello / a telling gesture


effective; effectual; efficacious (producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect)

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