What does impressive mean?

Definitions for impressive
ɪmˈprɛs ɪvim·pres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impressiveadjective

    making a strong or vivid impression

    "an impressive ceremony"

  2. impressive, tellingadjective

    producing a strong effect

    "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"

Wiktionary

  1. impressiveadjective

    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.

  2. impressiveadjective

    Capable of being impressed.

  3. impressiveadjective

    appealing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impressiveadjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. impressif.]

  2. Impressiveadjective

    capable of being impressed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. impressif.]

Freebase

  1. Impressive

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impressive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3272

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #449

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of impressive in a Sentence

  1. Bill Bolduc:

    Calm under pressure. It was very impressive, the situation could have been even worse.

  2. Julie Meachen:

    Yakutia has yielded some of the most impressive extinct frozen animals to date.

  3. Jair Bolsonaro:

    From an economic perspective, the Dilma government should have been an example of what to avoid, but it is very impressive that Bolsonaro hasnt learned from her errors.

  4. Cindy Frederick:

    He was very kind, very patient and very loving, there was no hesitation – that was impressive in itself. I’m sure [police officers] don’t get long to eat.

  5. The United:

    The satellite is absolutely useless in terms of doing anything right now, but it demonstrates a capability right now that's fairly impressive.

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