impressive impressive  /ɪm ˈprɛ sɪv/


  1. (adj) making a strong or vivid impression
  2. (adj) producing a strong effect


  1. This devout Muslim leader was an impressive and eloquent advocate of tolerance, democracy and human rights.
  2. All these graphics were impressive, but they really servelike the stuff at any decent baras an excuse to talk about something.
  3. A master of the genre contends that it boasts an impressive predictive track record if you squint hard and ignore most of the evidence.


  1. The 6th Floor Blog: Bioblitzing in Mozambique

    The sacred Mount Gorongosa, where mighty, impressive creepy-crawlies are everywhere.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. World Cup success a lift for troubled Egypt

    By Mark Gleeson MAPUTO (Reuters) - The impressive run of Egypt in World Cup qualifying over the last fortnight has much more significance for the country than just moving the tournament dream a step closer, coach Bob Bradley told Reuters. "At a time when the country is looking for things that are good, this is very important," he said of Egypt's seamless progress to the last phase of African ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Adobe Outlook 'Pretty Impressive': Analyst

    Adobe earnings beat expectations but the company's forecast was to either meet or miss in the current quarter. Still, one analyst said the guidance "continues to be pretty impressive."
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "Mr. Johnston has a strong record of public service, a broad base of support and an impressive list of achievements," Harper said in a statement. "He has extensive legal expertise, a comprehensive understanding of government and a deep...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Throughout the entire process, Dan Gilbert and the entire Cleveland organization has been nothing but class," Izzo said in a statement. "His professionalism and caring nature for me, my family and Michigan State have been impressive. I wish...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Tom Izzo Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "You can't take away the fact that he's probably the most talented guy to ever throw a leg over a bike ...... I don't have a problem saying that," Armstrong said. "What we saw last year was extremely impressive on all levels —...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: The Associated Press

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