Definition of impressive in English:



  • Evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill: grand, imposing, or awesome.

    ‘an impressive view of the mountains’
    ‘impressive achievements in science’
    • ‘From the outside, however, the results look very impressive.’
    • ‘It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.’
    • ‘Considering this is her first lead role in a feature film, she is very impressive.’
    • ‘Yet it is this bright and fresh view of London that make the paintings so impressive.’
    • ‘He was such an impressive person and I was awestruck when I met him for the first time.’
    • ‘With such numbers, the company has an impressive showing for general workforce diversity.’
    • ‘He has an impressive CV and is credited with creating the UK's entire airborne radar capability.’
    • ‘While these statistics may not seem impressive at first glance, they are in fact monumental.’
    • ‘His achievement is all the more impressive given the in limitations of the chosen media.’
    • ‘The prize is particularly impressive as the couple have only been on their own farm for one year.’
    • ‘He said the terminal was all the more impressive as it was originally going to take a decade to build.’
    • ‘He had a pretty impressive record but rule changes forced him to give up when he was 19.’
    • ‘As ever, one of the biggest pulls at the show was the impressive range of shire horses on display.’
    • ‘Again, it was impressive to see the level of detail going into the production.’
    • ‘What makes her achievement all the more impressive is that she is something of a late starter.’
    • ‘The most impressive aspect of this book is its insight into a strange and often troubled man.’
    • ‘It was the Scottish women who led the way yesterday with a clutch of impressive victories.’
    • ‘Just getting here with most of what you need is a pretty impressive accomplishment.’
    • ‘He has an impressive list of clients, many of whom have been cajoled into backing his cause.’
    • ‘The special effects and the look of the film are both very impressive and pretty true to the books.’
    admirable, accomplished, expert, skilled, skilful, masterly, consummate
    magnificent, majestic, imposing, splendid, spectacular, grand, august, awe-inspiring, stirring, stunning, breathtaking
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