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. Erin Haney:

    She highlights, she hand writes most things, although she does do some stuff on the computer obviously, but she is really, really invested in not just sort of checking off boxes to get through the homework but in really understanding the concept, one of the things that's been really impressive about Kim is that she consistently connects it to real life and real people, and I think that that's been both helpful in keeping her engaged but also really helpful in her understanding of the law itself.

  2. Michael Froman:

    This pace of engagement is impressive, but shouldn't be surprising for what President Obama declared the defining partnership of the 21st century, our task is to build on our mutual interests, with mutual respect, and deliver on the promise of that partnership.

  3. Roy Jones:

    Mike Tyson said Thursday in an online press conference. Im coming to fight, and I hope hes coming to fight, and thats all you need to know. Promoters of the pay-per-view spectacle announced that Los Angeles Staples Center will be the site of the 54-year-old Tysons return to boxing on Nov. 28 for an eight-round main event against the 51-year-old Jones. Tysons last official bout was in June 2005, and the former undisputed heavyweight champion hasnt held a title since 1996. Roy Jones fought steadily through Roy Jones 40s, long after Roy Jones super middleweight and light heavyweight title reigns had ended, with his most recent bout in February 2018. Roy Jones also laughs at the idea that any time spent inside a boxing ring with Mike Tyson could ever be a mere exhibition, even though California commission officials have made it clear that Mike Tyson and Roy Jones shouldnt be attempting to seriously hurt each other during a fight with two-minute rounds. Officials say they plan to stop the bout if either fighter is cut or significantly injured. Who goes in the ring with the great, legendary Mike Tyson and thinks its an exhibition ? 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Denis Doughlin:

    Floyd’s one of the greatest in the world -- but I didn't think that he was going to train intensely for this. But now they’ve p — ed him off now, so he’s turning it up. What I saw today from Floyd was very impressive.

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