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English definition of “impressive”

impressive

adjective     /ɪmˈpres.ɪv/
B2 If an object or achievement is impressive, you admire or respect it, usually because it is special , important , or very large : That was an impressive performance from such a young tennis player . an impressive collection of modern paintings There are some very impressive buildings in the town . → Opposite unimpressive (unimpressed)Admirable and admired B2 If someone is impressive, you admire or respect that person for their special skills or abilities : She's a very impressive public speaker .Admirable and admired impressively     /-li/ adverb
(Definition of impressive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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