Definition of impressive in English:

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Pronunciation: /imˈpresiv/


Evoking admiration through size, quality, or skill: grand, imposing, or awesome: an impressive view of the mountains impressive achievements in science
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  • What makes her achievement all the more impressive is that she is something of a late starter.
  • It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
  • His achievement is all the more impressive given the in limitations of the chosen media.
magnificent, majestic, imposing, splendid, spectacular, grand, awe-inspiring, striking, stunning, breathtaking, impactful
informal mind-blowing, jaw-dropping
admirable, masterly, accomplished, expert, skilled, skillful, consummate;
excellent, outstanding, first-class, first-rate, fine, superb
informal awesome, great, mean, nifty, ace, crackerjack, bang-up



Pronunciation: /imˈpresivnəs/

Words that rhyme with impressive

aggressive, compressive, concessive, degressive, depressive, digressive, excessive, expressive, obsessive, oppressive, possessive, progressive, recessive, regressive, repressive, retrogressive, successive, transgressive

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Syllabification: im·pres·sive

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