[ UK /ɪmpɹˈɛsɪvnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind
  2. splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    impressed by the richness of the flora
    the grandness of the architecture
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How To Use impressiveness In A Sentence

  • Cadoc slipped the doorman a golden bezant-a little extravagant, perhaps, but impressiveness might help his chances. The Boat of a Million Years
  • I know not how many hundred years old it is, but everything of Gothic origin has a faculty of conveying the idea of age; whereas classic forms seem to have nothing to do with time, and so lose the kind of impressiveness that arises from suggestions of decay and the past. Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 2.
  • The first thought I had after the impressiveness wore off was, we really screwed up by losing that technology and expertise. Trying To Spin The Facts - NASA Watch
  • So it's always wise to have an emergency recipe or two, using always-available ingredients, and amenable to be prepared with the minimum of fuss and time but to the maximum impressiveness possible.
  • Usually video seems a better mechanism for explaining the impressiveness of the so-called "slam dunk" than a still image, but I think Wednesday night was the exception. The Wizards know how to dunk
  • He had the lights down low, adding to the impressiveness of the display. Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire
  • Guests had been arriving at the wedding in transportation modes of varying impressiveness. Crossed
  • Even in such a dim light as now displayed it to us, and by increasing the depth and unseen dangers of the gorge gave a kind of impressiveness to our movements, a nervous woman need not have feared to tread it, I wondered how often Mademoiselle had passed along it with her milk-pitcher. Under the Red Robe
  • Her rolling eyes, the black hair plastered low upon her forehead, -- the colour high, but never changeable or delicate -- the amplitude and rustle of her skirts, the impressiveness of her manner, her very positive matureness, were just what the crude taste of childhood is apt to be fascinated by. A Flat Iron for a Farthing or Some Passages in the Life of an only Son
  • That," he said, and said without the slightest hint of impressiveness, "that came from a mammoth. A RELIC OF THE PLIOCENE
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