impressionable impressionable  /ɪm ˈprɛ ʃə nə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) easily impressed or influenced

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For one impressionable child, this, one, the answer was almost literally yes.
  2. Frank Martinelli was an impressionable 14-year-old altar boy who yearned to be a priest.
  3. I especially loathe the self-destructive variety the kind that sentimentally impressionable people are always writing books and making movies about.

News

  1. Nintendo Can Solve All Its Wii U Problems With Metroid

    It's no secret that Nintendo hasn't been as financially successful these last few months as it has been historically. In order to help the beloved company turn things around, let me propose a solution to its financial struggles: Metroid. Hear me out on this. Imagine this: Ben Reeves is eight or nine, or some other impressionable age, and he goes over to his neighbor's house and sees them playing ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  2. Melissa McCarthy Responds to Critic Who Called Her a 'Female Hippo'

    The Emmy winner tells The New York Times comments like those set a bad example for impressionable girls
    on June 14, 2013     Source: People Magazine

  3. Patrick Kane no longer on thin ice with Blackhawks

    CHICAGO — Patrick Kane was skating on thin ice. Drafted No. 1 overall in 2007 by Chicago at the impressionable age of 18, the offensive wunderkind was in danger of throwing his promising career away.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "It's so disturbing because young girls are impressionable from 11 up to 19 or 20 even; women are very impressionable at those ages," Winslet told British Broadcasting Corp. television's Sunday AM program. "They're trying to figure out who...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Kate Winslet Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "A lot of us have done things in our past," says Jerry Reese, who for 11 years worked in the New York Giants' personnel department before becoming the team's general manager after last season. "These are young kids. They're impressionable...
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Jerry Reese Source: SportingNews.com

  3. "We have to look at the impact of this kind of behaviour on impressionable young people and if there is evidence, something should be done about it," Sir Ian said.
    on Sep 21, 2005 By: Sir Ian Blair Source: Times Online

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