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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impressive  \Im*press"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  impressif.] 
  1.  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.  Capable  of  being  impressed.  [Obs.]  --Drayton.  - 
  {Im*press"ive*ly},  adv  --  {Im*press"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impressive 
  adj  1:  making  a  strong  or  vivid  impression;  "an  impressive 
  ceremony"  [ant:  {unimpressive}] 
  2:  producing  a  strong  effect;  "gave  an  impressive  performance 
  as  Othello";  "a  telling  gesture"  [syn:  {telling}] 




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