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English definition of “impression”

impression

noun [S] (EFFECT)    /ɪmˈpreʃ.ən/
B2 the way that something seems, looks, or feels to a particular person: It makes/gives/creates a very bad impression if you're late for an interview. [+ (that)] He likes to give the impression (that) he's terribly popular and has lots of friends.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of impression noun (EFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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