Definition of imposing in English:

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imposing

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ/

adjective

Grand and impressive in appearance: an imposing 17th-century manor house
More example sentences
  • From the street, the flats present an imposing, clean-cut modern appearance, with their front-to-back pitched roof, western red cedar cladding and prominent balconies.
  • A high domed roof and Ionic-Corinthian pillars give the General Post Office in Kolkata an imposing appearance.
  • The two towers on both sides create an imposing impression, beginning from a square base that gradually rounds off at the top.
Synonyms
impressive, striking, arresting, eye-catching, dramatic, spectacular, staggering, stunning, awesome, awe-inspiring, remarkable, formidable;
splendid, grand, majestic, august, lofty, stately, dignified, resplendent

Derivatives

imposingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • And at an imposingly athletic 6ft 3ins tall, he doesn't have to do much to command the attention of the room.
  • These poems evoke outer and inner landscapes that have worn and changed with time but are still imposingly alive.
  • Seated in a big chair there was a large man dressed imposingly in what looked like formal military costume.

imposingness

noun

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