making a strong or vivid impression
"an impressive ceremony"
producing a strong effect
"gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"
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.
Capable of being impressed.
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
capable of being impressed
Origin: [Cf. F. impressif.]
Impressive was born an Appendix American Quarter Horse, who earned his full AQHA registration in 1971. He was the 1974 World Champion Open Aged halter stallion, the first such World Champion in his breed, despite carrying only 48 halter points in total. He is famous for his highly successful progeny, having sired 2,250 foals. Nearly thirty of his offspring went on to be World Champions themselves. Impressive is also notorious as the primary source of the widespread genetic disease known as Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. In his showing days, Impressive changed hands a number of times, perhaps his most famous owner being Dean Landers, who also owned the famous halter stallions Two Eyed Jack, Coy's Bonanza, and Sonny Dee Bar. Although Impressive raced for a short time after Landers sold him to Fennel Brown, he was quickly excluded from any performance discipline due to pedal osteitis, leaving halter as his only choice. His groundbreaking 1974 World Championship soon cemented his role in that discipline. Each time Impressive was resold, his price rose quickly; at one point, an offer of $300,000 for him was refused by Brown, who said "ain't nobody in this world got enough money to buy this horse."
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Rank popularity for the word 'impressive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3272
Rank popularity for the word 'impressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #449
The numerical value of impressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of impressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
That was pretty impressive. I got the sucker! (after killing a miserable fly during an interview)
The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive.
When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.
To a very large extent he is half-lawyer, half-social activist. From a lawyer's perspective he is unprofessional, he's a controversial but impressive figure.
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- impressionantCatalan, Valencian
- vnímavý, působivýCzech
- eindrucksvoll, imposant, beeindruckendGerman
- impresionable, impresionante, halagüeñoSpanish
- vakuuttava, muhkeaFinnish
- épatant, impressionnantFrench
- onder de indruk, indrukwekkend, imposantDutch
- impresionant, atrăgător, mișcătorRomanian
- впечатля́ющий, впечатли́тельный, внушительныйRussian
- imponerande, maffigSwedish
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