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English adjective: impressive

1. impressive making a strong or vivid impression

SamplesAn impressive ceremony.

Similaramazing, arresting, astonishing, astounding, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, baronial, brilliant, dazzling, dramatic, expansive, eye-popping, formidable, fulgurant, fulgurous, gallant, glorious, grand, grandiose, heroic, important-looking, imposing, lofty, magnificent, majestic, mind-boggling, noble, palatial, proud, sensational, signal, spectacular, splendid, staggering, stately, striking, stunning, stupefying, thundering

See alsomoving


2. impressive producing a strong effect

SamplesGave an impressive performance as Othello.
A telling gesture.


Similareffective, effectual, efficacious

Antonymsineffective, ineffectual, uneffective

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