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
Etymology: [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
Twelve-ounce gloves ? No headgear ? Really ? This is an exhibition ? Come on, bruh. Be real. In short, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones said everything one might expect from two cagey veterans of the fight game to promote real sporting interest in this endeavor, which came to life after the online world saw footage of Mike Tyson looking impressive while sparring earlier this year. Roy Jones eagerly accepted the opportunity for Mike Tyson highest-profile fight in a decade. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones believe theyll be able to put on a show worthy of their legends. Theyre also eager to be the latest in the growing line of athletes competing at elite levels into their 40s and beyond with improvements in sports science, nutrition and training. When I came along, at 32 years old, you were considered an old guy.
Middle-income households in these growing markets have seen phenomenal gains in price appreciation, given the rapid migration and robust job growth in these areas, I expect these markets to continue to see impressive price gains.
Magic of the nights is always much impressive than the magic of the days!
He never gave up, and he was quick to learn. He was very impressive.
We have operated with impressive success in thwarting Iran from establishing a military foothold in Syria, in the framework of which the military has struck hundreds of times against Iranian and Hezbollah targets, in the last 36 hours alone, the air force struck storage facilities with Iranian weapons at the Damascus International Airport. The bulk of recent attacks show how we are more committed than ever to act against Iran in Syria, as we promised.
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- impressionantCatalan, Valencian
- vnímavý, působivýCzech
- eindrucksvoll, beeindruckend, imposantGerman
- halagüeño, impresionable, impresionanteSpanish
- muhkea, vakuuttavaFinnish
- impressionnant, épatantFrench
- indrukwekkend, imposant, onder de indrukDutch
- impresionant, atrăgător, mișcătorRomanian
- впечатля́ющий, внушительный, впечатли́тельныйRussian
- maffig, imponerandeSwedish
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