What does the word impressive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Capable of being impressed.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Impressively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Producing an impression.

Usage examples for impressive

  1. I think, but I am not sure, that there are rather more public men of inferior grade than kings, though this may be that they were more impressive. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  2. Hendrik, not knowing what to say, gazed at the faces before him in impressive silence. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. The doctor made it very impressive and sort o' improvin'; but Huldy, she told me, goin' home, that she hardly could keep from laughin' two or three times in the sermon when she thought of old Tom a standin' up with the corn- basket on his back. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe